NTSB Identification: DCA13IA037
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 129: Foreign operation of JAPAN AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL CO LTD
Incident occurred Monday, January 07, 2013 in Boston, MA
Aircraft: BOEING 787, registration: JA829J
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On January 7, 2013, at about 1030 eastern standard time (EST), a Japan Airlines Boeing 787, registration JA829J, experienced smoke in the cabin while parked at the gate at Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts. Approximately 15 minutes after parking at the gate maintenance and cleaning personnel noted that the auxiliary power unit (APU) disconnected and smoke began to enter the cabin and cockpit. Shortly afterward, a maintenance crewmember on the ramp noticed smoke coming from the aft electronics bay. Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) responded and confirmed the smoke was coming from the APU battery. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and none of the maintenance or cleaning crew were injured. There were no passengers or crew onboard at the time of the fire. The airplane had arrived from Narita International Airport, Narita, Japan, as a regularly scheduled passenger flight conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 129.

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