According to reports, JAL Flight 007, a Boeing 787, had left the gate and was preparing for takeoff when 40 gallons of jet fuel spilled out of the aircraft.
There was no fire and no reported injuries. Passengers have been taken off the plane.
This is not the same 787 that suffered a battery fire yesterday at BOS.
New York Times/Reuters reports:
‘The plane was towed back to the gate, where passengers disembarked and were waiting for a decision on whether the flight would leave, he said.
“The airline will make that determination,” Walsh said.
A spokeswoman for Japan Airlines, Carol Anderson, said the plane had returned to the gate because of a mechanical issue, but said exact details were not yet confirmed.
Boeing said it was aware of the issue and was working with its customer.
The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the fire that occurred on Monday, said this issue wouldn’t warrant an investigation because there was no accident.’
More on this story as it develops…
UPDATE 1-8-2013 3:45 PM:
JAL Flight 007 is taxiing at BOS for takeoff.
UPDATE 1-8-2013 4:03 PM:
JAL Flight 007 has taken off en route to Tokyo Narita:
Sites That Link to this Post
- Boeing Releases Statement on JAL 787 Battery Incident at Boston Logan | January 9, 2013
- ANA Boeing 787 Flight in Japan Cancelled Due to Brake Problem | January 9, 2013
- Japan Airlines Grounds its Fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners | January 17, 2013