A All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing 787 dreamliner is pulled by a towing tractor at Tokyo's Haneda airport on January 16, 2013 after a ANA Dreamliner passenger plane made an emergency landing in western Japan after smoke was reportedly seen inside the cockpit. Japan's two biggest airlines on January 16 grounded all their Dreamliners in the most serious blow yet to Boeing's troubled next-generation model after an ANA flight was forced into an emergency landing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO Japan's All Nippon Airways has found damage to wiring on two Boeing 787 locator beacons, a device suspected as the cause of a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787.
ANA spokesman Ryosei Nomura said Friday that Boeing Co. (BA), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Japanese regulators had ordered checks of the beacons.
ANA has 20 of the jets dubbed the Dreamliner.
The transmitters, made by Honeywell International Inc. (HON), guide rescuers to aircraft in emergencies. They may be behind the Ethiopian Airlines fire that occurred July 12 at London's Heathrow Airport.
Dreamliner jets were grounded worldwide in January because of a separate set of problems with lithium ion batteries that caused overheating and fires.
Flights resumed four months later after the battery system was revamped.
© 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.