Boeing shares fall on Dreamliner fire

Jul 12, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT
A view of the tail section of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, which caught fire at Britain's Heathrow airport is seen in this July 12, 2013 still image taken from video.
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Shares in Boeing Co. fell by more than 3% in New York early afternoon trade after a fire started aboard a 787 Dreamliner aircraft parked at London's Heathrow Airport. The plane involved, Eithiopian Airlines' Queen of Sheba, was the same one that made the first commercial flight of a Dreamliner following the aircraft's grounding in January in the wake of a series of battery malfunctions. There is no indication yet if this latest incident was battery related. There were no passengers on board at the time. Separately, a Thomson Airways' Dreamliner bound for Florida had to return to Manchester Airport after experiencing "technical issues."