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Japan aerospace agency to check damaged Boeing battery - ministry
January 22, 2013 / 2:42 AM / 5 years ago

Japan aerospace agency to check damaged Boeing battery - ministry

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s transport ministry said on Tuesday that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will check the damaged battery from an All Nippon Airways (9202.T) Dreamliner jet that made an emergency landing in western Japan last week.

All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner aircraft which made an emergency landing on last Wednesday, is seen through a window of the ANA's Airbus A320 jet, at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

    The ministry said JAXA will conduct a CT-scan on the battery, which was made by Japan’s GS Yuasa Corp (6674.T), because the agency has the equipment to carry out the inspection.

    U.S. and Japanese aviation safety officials visited a GS Yuasa factory in Kyoto on Tuesday for a second day of investigations. They were joined by officials from Boeing Co (BA.N), maker of the Dreamliner 787 jet.

    Reporting by James Topham; Editing by Edmund Klamann

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