TOKYO, Japan – A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that left Boston for Tokyo on Thursday, July 18 returned to Boston “due to aircraft maintenance,” the company said on its website without elaborating.
Japan Airlines has one of the largest fleets of the Boeing 787 and has had several problems with the new-generation Dreamliner plane since it was allowed to resume flying after being grounded between January and April for serious battery problems.
The plane left from Boston at 12.57 pm (1657 GMT) but it returned to its airport of departure around 6:00 pm.
Last week, another 787 used by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at London’s Heathrow airport.
Japanese airlines Japan Airlines and ANA (which has the biggest fleet of the craft) have experienced around a dozen minor complaints with the 787 since it was allowed to resume flying after 4 months of being grounded. – Rappler.com
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