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The US National Transportation Safety Board said it is examining whether the Boeing 787's lithium-ion battery problems were due to formation of microscopic structures called dendrites, which can cause overheating. 

This handout picture released by the Japan Transport Safety Board on February 5, 2013 shows the damaged main battery of the Boeing Dreamliner plane for All Nippon Airways which made an emergency landing. The US National Transportation Safety Board said it is examining whether the battery problems were due to formation of microscopic structures called dendrites, which can cause overheating.

The battery problems caused the entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner's fleet to be grounded last month.

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