Japan Airlines issued the following statement on Jan. 8:
“On Jan. 7, 2013 (local time)/Jan. 8, 2013 (JST), after JL008 arrived in Boston Logan International Airport from Tokyo (Narita) and after all passengers and crew members had disembarked the aircraft, smoke was detected in the aft section of the cabin.
“The fire department was called to extinguish the fire and the cause of the incident is currently being investigated. Japan Airlines will also be inspecting all the Boeing 787 aircraft in its fleet by tomorrow afternoon.
“As a result of this, flight JL007 from Boston to Tokyo on Jan. 7 (local time) was cancelled, and passengers booked on the flight were transferred to other available options. Flight JL008 outbound from Tokyo to Boston departed as scheduled today and flight JL007 departing Jan. 8 (local time) from Boston to Tokyo will operate as per normal.
“We sincerely apologize for the concern and inconvenience caused to our valuable customers.”