The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 11, 2013
 

Windscreen crack is latest Boeing Dreamliner mishap

 
 

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.