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US bound Norwegian Dreamliner forced to return to Stockholm

Published on Aug 5, 2014 12:50 AM

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - A Norwegian Air Shuttle flight from Stockholm to Los Angeles was on Monday forced to return to the Swedish capital less than an hour after takeoff due to a fault.

“We had some indication of a fault with the flaps,” Norwegian Air spokesman Daniel Kirchhoff told AFP, without giving further details.

“But Boeing’s technicians have now located the problem and fixed it. The aircraft should be on its way soon again.”

Budget carrier Norwegian Air has been plagued by technical problems with its fleet of Dreamliners, made by US company Boeing, resulting in several delays to transatlantic flights.

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