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Windscreen crack is latest Boeing Dreamliner mishap

Published on Jan 11, 2013 2:01 PM
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This file photo taken on Oct 26, 2011, shows Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner jet operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) moving down the runway at Narita Airport, Chiba prefecture in suburban Tokyo, before takeoff. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by ANA landed safely on a domestic flight in Japan on Friday after a crack appeared in a cockpit window. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (REUTERS) - A Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) landed safely on a domestic flight in Japan on Friday after a crack appeared in a cockpit window.

The flight from Tokyo's Haneda Airport landed at Matsuyama airport in western Japan and the plane's return flight to Tokyo was cancelled. No one was injured.

It is the fourth incident this week to test confidence in the Dreamliner, the world's first carbon-composite airliner, which comes with a list price of US$207 million (S$251.8 million).

US transportation authorities are launching a review of the aircraft, a source told Reuters, in the wake of separate mishaps involving an electrical fire, a fuel leak and a brake-control computer glitch.

 
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