India says awaits cause of Dreamliner fire before taking action

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's aviation regulator said on Saturday it was closely following developments after a fire broke out in a Boeing(BA.N) 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow airport, and was awaiting to see the cause of the incident before taking any action.

"They have not yet come out with a cause. We are just trying to see what the cause is, then we'll take further action," India's Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra told Reuters. "We are closely following the developments."

State-run Air India has seven Dreamliner planes.

A Dreamliner owned by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at London Heathrow airport on Friday, sparking an investigation just 11 weeks after regulators ended a worldwide grounding of the same type of aircraft.

(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

Published Date: Jul 14, 2013 00:45 AM | Updated Date: Jul 14, 2013 00:45 AM