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More Dreamliners grounded

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.

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Six Dreamliner faults in the past six weeks

  • 9 January: A flight to Tokyo cancelled after a computer wrongly indicated there was a problem with brakes
  • 11 January: A minor fuel leak on a Boeing 787 is reported
  • 11 January: The windscreen in a Boeing 787 cockpit cracks
  • 16 January: Cockpit message shows battery problems and burning smell detected

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