Boston Logan fire crews respond to electrical fire on JAL 787

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Emergency crews at Boston Logan airport responded this morning to an electrical fire on a Japan Air Lines Boeing 787 that had recently arrived.

The Boston fire department tweeted that it had responded to an electrical fire on a parked aircraft at the airport.

Several reports at the airport linked the fire to heavy smoke being emitted from the fuselage of a 787.

A JAL 787 had arrived at Terminal E at 10am in Boston following an 11h52min flight from Tokyo Narita.

At least three airlines have complained of electrical problems with the 787 in-service. United Airlines and Qatar Airways have grounded 787s as a result of a still undisclosed fault in the power distribution system, which was blamed for one United 787 making an emergency landing at New Orleans International Airport on 4 December.

LAN Airlines has also noted that it is working with Boeing on reliability problems with the electrical and cooling systems on its 787s.