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Fresh battery fault: JAL grounds US Boeing Dreamliner

Japan Airlines has grounded one of its Dreamliner jets after it found ‘white smoke’ apparently coming from a battery system during a check-up for departure, the carrier said.

A maintenance staffer saw a warning for a battery system problem as well as white smoke outside the window when working in the cockpit for the plane's departure for Bangkok on Tuesday,  Japan Airlinessaid. The grounded plane was replaced with another Boeing 787 with 169 passengers and crew members. The incident comes a year after battery problems grounded 787s worldwide.
On Wednesday  Japan Airlines said it would continue flying Dreamliners.
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