It’s going from bad to worse as far as Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft is concerned. Following an emergency landing by one of the planes in Japan Wednesday morning, the country’s two main airlines have decided to ground their respective 787 fleets for checks.All Nippon Airways (ANA) – the first airline to take delivery of the Dreamliner plane in 2011 – and Japan Airlines (JAL) said the Dreamliner aircraft would be grounded until further notice. ANA operates seventeen 787 planes while JAL has seven.The emergency landing involved an ANA flight from Yamaguchi Ube airport in western Japan. The plane, with 129 passengers and 8 crew on board, was forced to land shortly after take-off when a smoke alarm began sounding in the cockpit. It’s understood that while no smoke was actually seen on the aircraft, an unusual odor was detected by the pilots. All passengers and crew evacuated from the aircraft safely, an ANA official said.The Dreamliner, the most technologically-advanced plane Boeing has ever built, has been hit by a succession of problems in the past week. A brake problem forced the cancelation of a flight in Japan last Wednesday, while fuel leaks and an electrical fire on 787s at Boston… Read full this story
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