'Technical problem' forces Dreamliner landing in Britain

26th September 2014, Comments 0 comments

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet on its way from Chicago to Warsaw was forced to land in Glasgow on Friday because of a "technical issue", an airport spokesman told AFP.

The modern plane, operated by Poland's LOT airline, landed safely at the Scottish airport at 1045 GMT and was being checked by emergency services after passengers disembarked.

Boeing said in a statement that it was "aware" of the diversion of the plane, which was carrying 248 passengers.

"We are working with our customer to assess the situation. At this time we have no further details," it said.

The Dreamliners have been hit by a series of troubles.

A battery problem on a All Nippon Airways (ANA) Dreamliner last year forced an emergency landing in Japan.

Other faults have been reported with an air pressure sensor and the brake system.

Boeing also said earlier this year that hairline cracks have been found in the wings of some of the jets due to a manufacturing problem.

© 2014 AFP

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