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JAL Dreamliner flight forced back to Boston

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Pilots aborted a Japanese-operated Dreamliner flight from Boston to Tokyo after cockpit warnings of a fuel pump malfunction, just days after a fire on a parked plane in London sparked fresh safety fears. 

File picture shows a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner iin Everett, Washington. A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that left Boston for Tokyo on Thursday returned to Boston "due to aircraft maintenance", the company said on its website without elaborating.

The Boeing 787 has resumed flying after a months-long grounding for serious battery problems, but British aviation bosses have now recommended emergency beacons in all Dreamliners be disabled, pointing to the devices as a possible fire risk.

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