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Fuel leak on Boeing 787 delays Norwegian Air flight

Published on Jan 22, 2014 7:08 AM
 

SEATTLE (REUTERS) - Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours.

The aircraft was preparing for departure on Sunday with passengers on board when crew members noticed a fuel leak, a Norwegian spokesman told Reuters.

The leak was caused by a problem with a fuel valve, the spokesman said. Passengers were taken off the plane, which was taken out of service. The flight departed 19 hours later and the jet was later sent to a maintenance facility in Stockholm.

Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet. Boeing did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

 
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