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Jul 26, 2013 3:55 PM by Jeff Langan

United finds 787 transmitter with pinched wire

United Airlines says it found a transmitter with a pinched wire on one of its Boeing 787s - the same problem that investigators think may have sparked a fire on a parked 787 in London.

Christen David, a spokeswoman for United Continental Holdings Inc., says the airline inspected all six of its 787s, and found one emergency transmitter with a pinched wire. That transmitter was removed and sent back to Honeywell International Inc. for further inspection. It has been replaced and David says all six planes are flying with transmitters.

Earlier this month, an Ethiopian Airlines 787 parked at London's Heathrow Airport caught fire. Investigators said it may have been caused by an emergency transmitter. That prompted U.S. authorities to order inspections for pinched or damaged wires.

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