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Dreamliner fault at Manchester

Thomson Airways has said a Boeing 787 Dreamliner heading to Florida has been forced to return to Manchester airport after a "technical issue". It comes on the same day a parked Ethiopia Airways Dreamliner caught fire at Heathrow.

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Thomson Dreamliner suffers 'technical issue'

Thomson Airways said a Dreamliner flying to Florida returned to Manchester after a "technical issue".

A spokeswoman said: "Thomson Airways can confirm that flight TOM126 travelling from Manchester to Sanford, Florida experienced a technical issue and the aircraft returned to Manchester Airport, as a precautionary measure.

"Passengers have disembarked and our dedicated team of engineers are now inspecting the aircraft.

"The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and we would like to apologise for the delay caused."

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