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U.S. experts arrive in Japan to assist probe of ANA Dreamliner

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) designated investigator Lorenda Ward (C) is surrounded by media upon her arrival at Takamatsu airport, where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu, western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) designated investigator Lorenda Ward (C) is surrounded by media upon her arrival at Takamatsu airport, where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane made an emergency landing on...more

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) designated investigator Lorenda Ward (C) is surrounded by media upon her arrival at Takamatsu airport, where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu, western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Lorenda Ward (C) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical advisor Eric West get into a van upon their arrival at Takamatsu airport where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu, western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Lorenda Ward (C) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical advisor Eric West get into a van upon their arrival at Takamatsu airport where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787...more

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Lorenda Ward (C) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical advisor Eric West get into a van upon their arrival at Takamatsu airport where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu, western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner which made an emergency landing on Wednesday is seen at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner which made an emergency landing on Wednesday is seen at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner which made an emergency landing on Wednesday is seen at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Lorenda Ward is surrounded by media upon her arrival at Takamatsu airport where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu, western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Lorenda Ward is surrounded by media upon her arrival at Takamatsu airport where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu,...more

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Lorenda Ward is surrounded by media upon her arrival at Takamatsu airport where an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing on Wednesday, in Takamatsu, western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner which made an emergency landing on Wednesday is seen behind a sign reading "Keep Out" at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner which made an emergency landing on Wednesday is seen behind a sign reading "Keep Out" at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner which made an emergency landing on Wednesday is seen behind a sign reading "Keep Out" at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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