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NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

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This slide shown on a video screen during a news conference at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington Thursday shows a comparison of an exemplar battery with the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 battery.

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The government should reassess its safety approval of the Boeing 787 lithium ion batteries, the nation's top accident investigator said Thursday, casting doubt on whether the airliner's troubles can be quickly remedied. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating last month's battery fire in a Japan Airlines 787 "Dreamliner" while it was parked in Boston.
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