A fire has reportedly started inside a Japan Air Lines Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is currently at Boston's Logan Airport.
The fire is supposedly in the belly of the aircraft.
POTPOURRI: Fire has been reported in the belly of a Japan Air Lines 787 Dreamliner parked at Logan Airport in Boston...— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) January 7, 2013
Reports are saying that it is an electrical fire that has erupted on the plane.
Response at 10:40 am to Logan Airport for a report of an electrical fire on a parked plane. Massport Fire on scene in command— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 7, 2013
Fire crews are still working on the cargo hold of the plane, according to @JHall7News:
UPDATE: Fox Boston has video from the scene. Fire does not appear to be massive.
UPDATE: It sounds like the fire has been put out and there were no passengers on the plane at the time.
We're also hearing that batteries may have been the cause of the fire:
787 fire rumored to be caused by batteries, a terribly underrated aviation threat, took down UPS Flt 6 in 2010, but w/ no pax, no one cared.— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) January 7, 2013
UPDATE: This is how the fire was discovered:
At Logan, after the plane landed and all passengers had left the plane, a mechanic was doing a walk through of the 787 plane.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 7, 2013
The mechanic noticed a light smoke condition increasing from the underbelly of the plane. He notified Massport Fire.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 7, 2013
UPDATE: The Dreamliner has had a bad month...
This is the 4th incident/issue involving a @boeing 787 Dreamliner in the last 34 days.— Phil LeBeau (@Lebeaucarnews) January 7, 2013
The 787 is Boeing's latest and greatest plane. It is also the first airplane to be totally made out of carbon fiber and the first with dimming electrochromatic windows.
The long gestation period of the 787 had been riddled with production delays.