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Dreamliner fire probe urges Boeing disable beacons

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British authorities recommended on Thursday that distress beacons onboard all Boeing Dreamliners be disabled, after identifying the devices as the likely cause of a fire on a 787 at London's Heathrow airport. 

A billboard in Addis Ababa shows an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane. British authorities probing a fire onboard a parked Boeing Dreamliner at London's Heathrow airport recommended on Thursday that Honeywell distress beacons on all 787 planes be deactivated pending further checks.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that detailed analysis of the Honeywell emergency location transmitter system on the new generation plane "has shown some indications of disruption to the battery cells".

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