ANA Dreamliner hit by weather radar glitch in Japan
TOKYO (AFP) - A Dreamliner flight from Tokyo made a U-turn after its weather radar malfunctioned on Monday, its Japanese operator said.
While the error is not uncommon among other plane models it is the latest glitch for the once-grounded high-tech plane after a run of more serious setbacks.
Flight 641, a Boeing 787 operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA), left Tokyo's Haneda airport at 9:00 am (8:00 am Singapore time) for the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, carrying 234 passengers and nine crew members.
But the plane returned to Haneda by 10:20 am due to "trouble with the weather radar", ANA spokesman Ryosei Nomura told AFP.