US Dreamliner beacon review after 'wiring link' to fire

A decision by US aviation officials to order airlines to remove or inspect emergency beacons in Boeing 787 Dreamliners, follows a recent fire on a parked plane at Heathrow Airport.

Last week, UK air accident investigators also called for a review of the devices, after an investigation found the fire on the Ethiopian Airlines jet was caused by a fire in the transmitter.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane at Heathrow surrounded by fire crews.

Boeing said at the time that it supported the recommendations made in the report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

Read: Boeing 787 fire 'wiring link'

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Dreamliner beacon fire warning

The US Federal Aviation Administration has instructed airlines to remove or inspect emergency beacons in Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliners, following a fire at Heathrow airport that was traced to one of the units, made by Honeywell International Inc.