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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in western Japan on Jan. 16, 2013.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in western Japan on Jan. 16, 2013.
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Dreamliner grounding adds fuel to Boeing cash burn

Filing it under “stuff happens” will no longer do. Two Japanese airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency landing. That followed a series of glitches that have hit the 787 in the past few weeks. A cracked window or an oil leak might be passed off as just one of those things. An emergency landing is a more serious event.