JAL Boeing 787 Suffers Fuel Leak as it Prepares for Takeoff at Boston Logan [VIDEO] – UPDATE 2

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (file photo)

A Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner had to abort its takeoff this morning at Boston Logan Airport (BOS) when fuel spilled out of the aircraft.

According to reports, JAL Flight 007, a Boeing 787, had left the gate and was preparing for takeoff when 40 gallons of jet fuel spilled out of the aircraft.

There was no fire and no reported injuries. Passengers have been taken off the plane.

This is not the same 787 that suffered a battery fire yesterday at BOS.

New York Times/Reuters reports:

‘The plane was towed back to the gate, where passengers disembarked and were waiting for a decision on whether the flight would leave, he said.

“The airline will make that determination,” Walsh said.

A spokeswoman for Japan Airlines, Carol Anderson, said the plane had returned to the gate because of a mechanical issue, but said exact details were not yet confirmed.

Boeing said it was aware of the issue and was working with its customer.

The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the fire that occurred on Monday, said this issue wouldn’t warrant an investigation because there was no accident.’

More on this story as it develops…



Photos from the scene can be seen here

UPDATE 1-8-2013 3:45 PM:

JAL Flight 007 is taxiing at BOS for takeoff.

UPDATE 1-8-2013 4:03 PM:

JAL Flight 007 has taken off en route to Tokyo Narita:

Flight Path

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