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Boeing 787 fire 'wiring link'

Officials investigating the fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow airport are focused on how condensation in the plane and a possible pinched wire in an emergency beacon may have sparked the blaze, Reuters reported, citing a source.

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Series of Boeing 787 Dreamliner faults and groundings

There has been a number of Boeing 787 Dreamliner faults and groundings since the plane hailed as the most environmentally friendly took to the skies.

In July 2012, a fan shaft on an engine failed during tests in South Carolina.

A burned power unit battery from a Boeing 787. Credit: National Transportation Safety Board

In December of the same year, an United Airline Dreamliner made an emergency landing in New Orleans due to electrical problems.

More recently, a Dreamliner bound for Florida returned to Manchester airport after developing a fault.

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