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JAL Boeing 787 Suffers Fuel Leak as it Prepares for Takeoff at Boston Logan [VIDEO] – UPDATE 2

| January 8, 2013 | 9 Comments
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (file photo)

A Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner had to abort its takeoff this morning at Boston Logan Airport (BOS) when fuel spilled out of the aircraft.

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…

VIDEO:

WHDH-TV –

Photos from the scene can be seen here


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:

Flight Path

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  1. Richard Wyeroski says:

    Another mechanical issue with A JAL 787?

    Engine problems, Generator failures, A GPU battery fire and fuel leaks.

    Will the FAA rescind the new 330 minute ETOPS rules?

  2. Richard Wyeroski says:

    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.’

    An aborted take off an alarm with the FAA Service Difficulty Reports SDR system. The FAA has to investigate as to the cause of the aborted take off!

    • Dave Blevins says:

      Yes. So glad to be retired, but worried for the passengers of future flights’ safety. Our own families are at risk here. And so are the families of the feds. Why should they risk such a thing and balk at the their own rules ? Something needs to change very soon.

  3. keith says:

    I like the boeing 787 but it seems to be one problem after another. Hope they can work out these issues soon.

  4. David Barnshaw says:

    I am sure that Boeing will sort these problems out sooner than later,the N.T.S.B.will put pressure on them to do so,it is not unusual for a new generation aircraft to have problems such as these,just look at the A330 and A380.

  5. Bandula Jayawardene says:

    It is somewhat unfortunate for Boeing 787 Dreamliner to have incidents like smoke coming from the rear of the aircraft, due to a battery overheating and now the fuel leak at Boston Logan Airport.Thank God, it all happened on ground. Anyway, I am confident that Boeing will arrest these issues as quickly as possible in order to regain the confidence of the passengers and for their safety as well.
    Bandula Jayawardene

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