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FAA Investigates as More Dreamliner Jets Are Grounded

Days after a Dreamliner jet caught fire in Boston, stories of more Dreamliner mishaps are emerging.

Yet U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is still insisting that these planes are safe, saying that he would have “absolutely no reservations of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight.”

One day after a lithium ion battery caught fire in a Dreamliner jet parked at Logan International Airport, another Dreamliner was delayed at Logan International Airport after a fuel leak.

The Federal Aviation Administration is saying that these problems are expected when “bringing any new technologically advanced product into service.”

But the problems at Logan International aren’t the only ones the Dreamliner has faced this week alone.

On Friday, two flights in Japan faced problems. One had a crack in the cockpit and the other had a fuel leak.

And on Wednesday, an All Nippon Airways flight was cancelled due to a brake-control computer glitch, reports Reuters.

The FAA will now be reviewing and investigating the Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Currently, the FAA is gathering a team of experts to conduct a study on the design and production of the jet. This would be the first step into identifying any potential defect in design or defect in manufacture claims. While there have been no injuries yet, those two claims would be some of the claims to arise, in the event of any personal injury lawsuits against Boeing.

Boeing maintains that it ran the planes through a rigorous certification process. Nevertheless, the recent events are prompting further investigation.

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