Most Boeing Dreamliners grounded for battery checks

Airlines have scrambled to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets. 

This, while battery-related problems are being investigated.

The plane has been plagued by recent mishaps - including an emergency landing of an All Nippon Airways domestic flight yesterday. 

With most of that Dreamliner fleet now effectively out of action as engineers and regulators make urgent checks , airlines are wrestling with gaps in their scheduling. 

Japan Airlines said the 787 grounding would lead to three flight cancellations, affecting more than 500 passengers.