Japan to ground Dreamliners in line with FAA decision

TOKYO Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:59pm EST

TOKYO Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan will ground Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets for an indefinite period following a similar decision by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Japanese Transport Ministry Vice Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said on Thursday.

The FAA decided on Wednesday to temporarily ground 787s after a second incident involving battery failures caused one of the Dreamliner passenger jets to make an emergency landing in Japan.

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