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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152309
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Time:10:30 est
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Japan Airlines - JAL
Registration: JA829J
C/n / msn: 34839/84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 184
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA)
Destination airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS)
Japan Airlines flight JL8 from Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA) had arrived at Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS) when a fire was discovered in a battery and electrical compartment of the aircraft.
The aircraft had arrived from Japan at 10:06 a.m. and all 184 passengers and crew had already disembarked.
The fire was extinguished by Boston Airport fire fighting teams.

The NTSB reported on January 8 the following Initial investigative findings:

- The NTSB investigator on scene found that the auxiliary power unit battery had severe fire damage. Thermal damage to the surrounding structure and components is confined to the area immediately near the APU battery rack (within about 20 inches) in the aft electronics bay.
- Preliminary reports from Japan Airlines representatives indicate that airplane maintenance and cleaning personnel were on the airplane with the APU in operation just prior to the detection of smoke in the cabin and that Boston Logan Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting were contacted.
- Rescue and fire personnel and equipment responded to the airplane and detected a fire in the electronics and equipment bay near the APU battery box. Initial reports indicate that the fire was extinguished about 40 minutes after arrival of the first rescue and fire personnel. One firefighter received minor injuries.


Reuters on line news


Revision history:

07-Jan-2013 12:01 dfix1 Added
07-Jan-2013 12:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
07-Jan-2013 12:08 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jan-2013 03:21 Hans Gruber Updated [Time, Embed code]
08-Jan-2013 03:22 Hans Gruber Updated [Time, Embed code]
08-Jan-2013 12:39 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2013 13:12 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2016 08:01 AF5541 Updated [Total fatalities]

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