January 7, 2013 / 6:35 PM / 5 years ago

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

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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

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