Two Japanese Airlines Ground Dreamliners; One Makes Emergency Landing
It's the latest in a series of problems reported on the aircraft in the past two weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.
The problem continue for Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner: News reports say that an All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing Wednesday in Japan following problems with its battery.
Japan's Kyodo news agency is reporting that all 137 passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft.
Here's more from Kyodo:
"ANA flight 692 landed at the airport in Kagawa Prefecture at around 8:45 a.m. after smoke was detected inside the aircraft, which had left Yamaguchi Ube Airport in western Japan about 35 minutes earlier for Haneda airport in Tokyo, according to the officials."
NHK, the Japanese broadcaster, reported that All Nippon Airways says that it would ground all 16 of its other Dreamliners pending checks; Japan Airlines is also suspending the flights of the five Dreamliners it operates.
Several problems have been reported on Dreamliners in the past two weeks, but no injuries have been reported.
As we reported last week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ordered a review of all 787 aircraft.
Two incidents involving Dreamliners at Boston's Logan airport earlier this month prompted the scrutiny of the aircraft.