Dreamliner fire blamed on lithium-manganese battery

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Friday, 19 July 2013

Honeywell ELT must be pulled, investigators urge Boeing

The fire aboard a parked Boeing 787 at London Heathrow last week has been attributed to the lithium-manganese dioxide battery within the plane’s Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).

Examiners with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) makes the ELT, which is manufactured...

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