More problems for Boeing’s 787 program, this time in London:
An internal fire broke out on Friday on a Boeing 787 that Ethiopian Airlines had parked between flights at London’s Heathrow Airport, the airport said.
The plane was in a remote area, and no passengers were on board. But the airport temporarily suspended arrivals and departures on its two runways while fire crews responded to the incident at 4:36 p.m. local time, several hours before the plane, named the Queen of Sheba, was scheduled to depart for Ethiopia. By 6 p.m., the runways had reopened, and traffic was returning to normal.
Boeing said it was aware of the problem, but the airport, the airline and Boeing have not identified the cause of the fire…
But that was not all—
Thomson Airways says one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes travelling from England to the U.S. had to turn back after experiencing a technical issue.
The incident is the second to involve one of Boeing Co.’s troubled planes on Friday. Earlier, Heathrow Airport temporarily shut down its runways due to a fire on an empty 787.
Thomson said that flight 126 travelling from Manchester Airport to Sanford, Florida had returned to Manchester “as a precautionary measure.”…
Hopeully not a serious issue this time…
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