BOSTON Japan Airlines is giving more details about a fuel leak on one of their Boeing 787s that delayed a non-stop flight from Boston to Tokyo.
A spokeswoman said one of four valves connecting the center and left main fuel tanks was open. That led to fuel flowing between the center and left tanks to a surge tank near the wing tip and then out a vent, spilling about 40 gallons.
She said that valve was deactivated and the flight was cleared to depart later Tuesday. A more detailed inspection was scheduled in Tokyo.
The leak Tuesday was the second problem in two days for Japan Airlines at Logan. A fire broke out in a battery pack in the belly of a different Boeing 787 on Monday, after passengers had exited.