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Boeing..or Boing!!??

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Boeing..or Boing!!?? .. OK who did this???? | 25 January, 2013


6:13 a.m. CST, January 25, 2013 A device seen as key to explaining why a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner jet made an emergency landing in Japan last week is burnt and unlikely to provide safety inspectors with data they need, said a person with knowledge of the ongoing investigation.

Circuit boards that control and monitor the performance of the plane's lithium-ion battery unit were charred and may be of little use to the teams investigating why the battery effectively melted, forcing safety investigators to scramble for possible clues from other components in the plane's electronics, said the person, who didn't want to be named as the probe is ongoing.

Aviation authorities in Japan face a painstaking reconstruction that may take months before they can unravel what caused one of the batteries to overheat, triggering warnings in the plane's cockpit.

That relatively inexpensive circuit boards may be keeping $10 billion worth of futuristic aircraft idle underscores how dependent the Boeing jet is on advanced electronics rather than more traditional, but less fuel-efficient, parts, experts said.

"The circuit board (system) is badly damaged. We'll see how much we can learn from examining it, but we'll also have to look at other recording devices on the aircraft to try and find out what happened," the person with direct knowledge of the investigation told Reuters.

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Boeing..or Boing!!?? .. OK who did this???? | 25 January, 2013

If it ain't Boeing I ain't going...AHHH request permission to change my mind.

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Boeing..or Boing!!?? .. OK who did this???? | 25 January, 2013

Lithium-Ion batteries frighten me. It doesn't take much for them to become a fire hazard.

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Boeing..or Boing!!?? .. OK who did this???? | 30 January, 2013

We have a device that uses the same technology of Li-Ion battery. We had a problem with charging and over charge part of the circuit. The issue was that the battery and the charger had the same inbuilt safety circuit to protect it from overcharge and that effectively cancelled each other out. Thankfully no fires were started because of it.

Following this story with great interest.

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