Boeing 787 makes emergency landing in New Orleans

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing in New Orleans on Tuesday because of a mechanical problem.

The brand new United Airlines jet carrying 184 people onboard was flying from Houston to Newark, New Jersey, when it was forced to divert and land.

It came on the same day that US aviation regulators ordered the entire fleet of 787 jets to be inspected for a possible fuel line problem.

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Boeing 787 safety checks review

Aviation regulators in America have ordered urgent safety checks on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner. It follows concerns that some fuel line connectors have not been properly installed. The plane is due to start flying from Heathrow next week.