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Japan, US team probes Dreamliner battery maker

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Japanese and American safety inspectors were on Monday probing the company that makes batteries for Boeing's Dreamliner after the aircraft's worldwide fleet was grounded over safety fears. 

This picture, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board and obtained by AFP on January 16, 2013, shows the burnt auxiliary power unit battery removed from a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.

Aviation regulators were focusing on the lithium-ion batteries as the cause of a glitch that forced an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight into an emergency landing last week.

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