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NTSB: Dreamliner battery fire caused by design, testing

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:33 -- Laura Varriale
Boenig's Dreamliner

The battery fire that led to the grounding of Boeing’s Dreamliner fleet last year was caused by inadequate design and testing, according to the final report by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

The lithium-ion battery fire occurred on January 7, 2013 on a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner while the plane sat at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

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