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13/07/2013 14:34 BST | Updated 12/09/2013 06:12 BST

Batteries 'Not To Blame' For Fire On Boeing Dreamliner At Heathrow

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The fire on the Ethiopian Airlines jet temporarily closed both runways at Heathrow on Friday

There is no evidence to suggest a fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow Airport was caused by its batteries, an investigation has found.

The aircraft caught fire while on a remote parking stand shortly after 4.30pm yesterday.

The Dreamliner has been plagued with problems since its launch.

Boeing temporarily withdrew it from service earlier this year for modifications after concerns that batteries on board could cause fires.

But a report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found "there is no evidence of a direct causal relationship" between the batteries and the incident at Heathrow.

Nobody was on board the Ethiopian Airlines-operated plane at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.