Jet fire 'not linked' to batteries

There is no evidence of a direct link between the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's batteries and a fire at Heathrow Airport on Friday, investigators said. The planes were grounded after two separate incidents concerning batteries earlier this year.

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Ethiopian Airlines to continue operating Dreamliners

Ethiopian Airlines said it would continue to operate its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one of them caught fire at Heathrow airport.

Emergency services surround the plane.

The company's public relations department said: "We have not grounded any of our aircraft. The incident at Heathrow happened while the plane was on the ground and had been for more than eight hours and was not related to flight safety."

Asked whether the airline has determined the cause of the fire, Ethiopian Airlines said: "There is no new development. No safety issue. The incident is being investigated to determine cause of smoke."


Heathrow Airport warns of cancellations and delays

Air accident experts will continue their investigation today into the cause of a fire on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow Airport which left thousands of passengers facing travel chaos.

Heathrow Airport has warned that there will be some cancellations and delays to flights.

The airport's website is advising passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to Heathrow.


US agencies assisting in Dreamliner investigation

The US National Transport Saftey Board (NTSB) has said that it is sending a representative to assist in the investigation after a Dreamliner plane fire at Heathrow airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was in contact with Boeing as the company investigates.

"We are aware of the situation and we are in contact with Boeing as they assess the incident," a FAA spokeswoman said.

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