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Boeing’s 787 could face a new inquiry

Japanese crew notices gas coming from battery cell

NEW YORK — Battery problems resurfaced on Boeing’s 787 on Tuesday, after gas was discovered coming out of a battery on a plane parked in Tokyo.

Boeing said the problem on a Japan Airlines 787 was discovered during scheduled maintenance. No passengers were on board. The company said it appears that a single battery cell ‘‘vented,’’ or released gas.

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