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Oven Fire on 787 Dreamliner Minor but Making Big News (BA)

An oven fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India caught fire causing smoke in the cabin but didn’t interrupt service, according to Reuters. Now, India’s aviation regulator is examining the event.

If it were any other aircraft, an oven fire would be another day at the office for airlines who detail with maintenance issues regularly but after the Ethiopian Airlines-owned 787 caught fire and burned a hole in the top of the aircraft while parked at the gate, renewed scrutiny is on Boeing (NYSE: BA)’s newest and most fuel efficient aircraft.

The incident happened on July 24 on a flight from New Delhi to Kolkata. It did not cause a fire, according to an Air India spokesman.

“Even if there is a minor incident, it is always referred to investigation,” the Air India spokesman said.

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