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Air India Dreamliner diverted to Malaysia after "glitches"

Published on Feb 6, 2014 1:41 AM

NEW DELHI(AFP) - An Air India Dreamliner was diverted to Kuala Lumpur Wednesday after suffering "software glitches", an airline official said, in the latest of a series of mishaps to hit the Boeing aircraft.

The Melbourne-Delhi flight, carrying 215 passengers, made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur airport as technical engineers were called from Hong Kong to fix the problem, Air India spokesman Praveen Bhatnagar told AFP Wednesday.

"We called 787 (Dreamliner) engineers from Hong Kong as they were the closest. It's not a big issue. The problem is being rectified," said Bhatnagar, adding that there was no safety risk to passengers.

"Everything should be fine by tomorrow. The flight is expected in Delhi by 8pm (local time) tomorrow." The Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has been suffering technical glitches of late, including an incident where the windshield cracked while landing in Australia last November.

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