All Nippon Airways inspecting 787s after JAL incident

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All Nippon Airways is inspecting its fleet of 17 Boeing 787-8s after a battery exploded on a Japan Airlines 787 on the ground at Boston Logan International Airport.

ANA is conducting the checks following instructions from the country's ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, says a spokesman.

"ANA is doing inspection covering all 787s by this afternoon and it is expected to finish within today," he says, adding that there will be no service cancellations or delays because of the checks.

JAL had earlier told Flightglobal that it is continuing to fly its 787s, after conducting additional inspections on the aircraft.

The carrier adds that it is also working closely with Boeing and the US National Transportation Safety Bureau to determine the cause of the incident.

One of the lithium ion batteries located in the aft electrical bay of the aircraft in question had exploded while it was parked and empty, following a 12-hour flight from Tokyo Narita airport. This caused a secondary fire that had to be put out by firefighters at the airport.