Fire aboard a Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines parked on Heathrow (video)

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Around 16: 30, local time in London, was reported a fire on board a Boeing 787 (ET-AOP) Ethiopian Airlines. The aircraft was parked on the Heathrow airport platform. Several intervention crews acted to extinguish the fire. Police reported that there were no passengers on board. This incident led to the airport being blocked for about 90 minutes.

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A Heathrow airport official said: "The airport closure is part of a standard procedure where fire crews are involved in an incident."

Ethiopian Airlines officials said the aircraft was parked for more than 8 hours before smoke was detected. The images on Heathrow show us an 787 Ethiopian Airlines surrounded by flame retardant foam, but also with damage to the top of the fuselage. The causes underlying this internal fire are still unknown. Boeing representatives with airport authorities and Ethiopian Airlines officials are investigating the issue.

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Shares of Boeing fell sharply on the New York Stock Exchange after news of the London incident. Maybe because Dreamliner was involved in several incidents this year. For about 5 months, all Dreamliner aircraft were detained on the ground for battery investigations. They seem to have fixed some problems, but others have begun to appear.

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6 Comments
  1. Master RA says

    I hope there is nothing more general, at all B787, but unfortunately there are problems with this type of plane! Did they rush with B787? I hope he doesn't have A 350 as many problems ...

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Airbus blows hard in "yogurt". Launched A350 with the old battery model. We haven't got the li-ion yet.

      As for 787, there seem to be various problems. I do not know if they were in a hurry or not, but it is true that they were not in shape. Hard enough to make a perfect revolutionary plane from the first…

      1. Diana says

        "Quite difficult to make a perfect revolutionary plane from the first ..."

        Given that we are talking about airplanes and not washing machines, they should be doing it properly first. Not the other, but there are human lives in the middle ...

        1. Sorin Rusi says

          Like cars ... There are no human lives in the middle? How many have not been done poorly and with time-resolved problems?

          But bypassing, 787 is done very well. But problems can arise from many other factors that you cannot simulate in laboratories. We hope there are no accidents with victims. Otherwise, they are just financial losses.

          We expect to see A350 as it will be, another revolutionary model through its structure.

          I can't wait to get on an 787. I trust him :).

          1. Master RA says

            If A continues the policy of small steps, but sure with A 350, I think it will happen with A350 and B787, exactly the opposite how to happen with A340 and B777.

  2. […] 12 July, London Heathrow Airport was shut down for approximately 90 minutes due to a fire on board Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines. The investigation is ongoing to determine the cause that led to this incident. At a first […]

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