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Fuel leak delays Dreamliner Tokyo flight at Logan

A Japan Airlines flight was temporarily grounded Tuesday after spilling 40 gallons of fuel while awaiting takeoff, officials said, marking the second straight day one of the $207 million Boeing 787 Dream­liners suffered a technical failure or flare-up at Logan Airport.

Officials called the inadvertent fuel spill concerning but considerably less critical than the small fire that hit a different Dreamliner Monday at Logan. But before the plane could be inspected and cleared to depart Tuesday after the fuel spill, it provided an unusual sight and an embarrassing one for Boeing and the airline: Two of the Dreamliners, out of a worldwide Japan Airlines fleet of seven, on the ground at Logan, temporarily out of service.

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