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Pilots land Indian Dreamliner manually after computer problems

Published on Feb 6, 2014 5:40 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Pilots of a Dreamliner which was forced to divert midflight to Kuala Lumpur had to land the plane manually after it experienced computer problems, an Air India spokesman said on Thursday.

The Air India plane was en route from Melbourne to New Delhi on Wednesday when it suffered what an official had said were "software glitches" and had to make an emergency landing - the latest in a series of mishaps to hit the Boeing aircraft.

Air India spokesman Praveen Bhatnagar said on Thursday that "the commanders lost their confidence in the software system".

"The alternate method available to them was manual landing," Mr Bhatnagar told AFP in New Delhi.

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