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Fire Breaks Out on Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Logan Airport, $BA Tanks

“A fire has been reported in an empty airplane parked at a gate at Logan International Airport, a Massport spokesman said this morning.

The affected aircraft was a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, spokesman Richard Walsh said. The 787 is used on a nonstop flight from Boston to Tokyo, which has been a pivotal part of Governor Deval Patrick’s efforts to expand trade between Massachusetts and Asia.

No smoke was showing from the plane late this morning, but it remained surrounded by fire engines.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the fire occurred while the plane was sitting at a gate. State Police said there were no crew and no passengers on the plane, which was sitting at Gate E8….”

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