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JAL Ground Their Boeing 787's

Manufacturing Group | January 17, 2013

Japan's two biggest airlines have grounded all their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks after one was forced to make an emergency landing.

JAL Ground Their Boeing 787's

According to a CBSNews.com report, Japan's two biggest airlines have grounded all their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks after one was forced to make an emergency landing in the latest blow for the new jet.

An official from All Nippon Airways says a cockpit message showed battery problems and a burning smell was detected in the cockpit and the cabin, forcing the 787 on a domestic flight to land at Takamatsu airport in western Japan.

One male in his 60s was taken to the hospital for minor hip injuries after going down an emergency slide from the aircraft, the fire department sais. The other 128 passengers and eight crew members were uninjured, according to ANA.

"When the cockpit crew decides to make an emergency landing and divert to an airport and then actually evacuate the passengers by the chutes, that tells me there's something that they're very concerned about," CBS News' Mark Rosenker, an aviation and transportation safety analyst, said on "CBS This Morning".

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