U.S. opens probe into Boeing plane fire in Boston

WASHINGTON Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:55pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the fire on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Boston's Logan International Airport on Monday, the agency said.

A mechanic inspecting the Japan Airlines Co Ltd jet discovered smoke in the cockpit while performing a routine post-flight inspection. There were no passengers on board.

(Reporting By Ros Krasny; Editing by Bernard Orr)