American Airlines flight 175, a Boeing 777-200, departed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas on Sunday morning, scheduled to land at Narita International Airport later on Monday until it was diverted to Eareckson Air Station in Alaska due to a fire alarm that went off onboard.
American Airlines requested the help of federal arson investigators to determine what ignited a blaze that occurred in a bathroom on board a June 10th flight between New York and Zurich, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Flights were halted Friday evening when a fire forced the evacuation of Newark Liberty Airport’s control tower.
The fire broke out in an electrical compartment of the empty aircraft, which had recently arrived from Japan.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test was evacuated on Tuesday after landing in Texas due to smoke detected in the cockpit, the FAA said.
A CSA Czech Airlines ATR-42 and a Dash 8-300 flown by LIAT were destroyed in separate hangar fires this past weekend.
Flights into Newark Liberty Airport were halted Tuesday afternoon after smoke was reported in the control tower’s elevator shaft.