More bad news for Boeing Co.: Japan Airlines Co. said Sunday tests on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet showed the plane leaking fuel.
The airline, known as JAL, was performing maintenance work on the aircraft after it was spotted spilling nearly 30 gallons of fuel onto the taxiway at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Tuesday.
While being examined at the Narita International Airport near Tokyo, the grounded plane began to leak fuel from a nozzle on the left wing, JAL said in a memo.
“Appropriate inspections will be carried out,” according to the memo, which added “the reason for the leak is being investigated.”
It is unclear when the plane will return to service.
“We are aware of the event and are working with our customer,” Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said in an email Sunday.