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January 17th, 2013
06:15 AM ET

U.S., others ground Boeing 787 Dreamliner for fire risks – Sandra Endo reports

FROM CNNMONEY.COM:

Airline after airline pulled Boeing's marquee 787 Dreamliner from service Thursday, following the lead of regulators who are now reviewing the aircraft's battery and electrical systems.

With 787s already grounded by heavy users Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered all U.S.-based Dreamliners out of service until a problem with the aircraft's battery system is diagnosed and fixed.

United Airlines, the only U.S. carrier flying Dreamliners, said it would stop operating the aircraft. Air India and Chile's LAN also said they would pull the aircraft from service.

European authorities followed suit, grounding the two 787s flown by LOT Polish Airlines, and Qatar Airways said it was halting flights on its five Dreamliners. That means 46 of the 50 Dreamliners delivered by Boeing have now been grounded.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Sandra Endo reveals more details on the decision to ground the Boeing planes.

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