Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been grounded for safety checks in the US, India and parts of Europe. Two major Japanese airlines grounded their planes yesterday after one was forced to make an emergency landing.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that it is monitoring the latest Boeing 787 incident, in which a plane operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing after smoke was detected on the flight.
The FAA is monitoring a preliminary report of an incident in Japan earlier today involving a Boeing 787. The incident will be included in the comprehensive review the FAA began last week of the 787 critical systems, including design, manufacture and assembly.
– The FAA
The agency which is in charge of safety of US-made aircraft said it was not taking other action but would include the incident in the comprehensive safety review of the 787 that it launched on last week.
All Nippon Airways has said that it is grounding all 17 of its Boeing 787 jets after one Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan.
An All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing after there were reports of smoke in the cabin and a cockpit message showing battery problems, in the latest trouble for the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner."
Details of the problem were still being checked, ANA spokesman Takuya Taniguchi said after the flight to Tokyo from Ube landed at the Takamatsu airport.