Report: Boeing 787 fire caused by forgotten tool

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A tool caused the electronics bay fire that forced a Boeing 787 to make an emergency landing in Texas on 9 November, reports French newspaper La Tribune.

The newspaper cites unnamed sources blaming the fire on a tool inadvertently left inside the P100 electronics cabinet, which erupted in flames filling the cabin with smoke minutes before the 787 landed in Laredo, Texas

La Tribune notes the incident may put France's Zodiac Aerospace in the "crosshairs" as an electronics supplier on the 787 programme.