Another aviation incident involving a Boeing 787 Dreamliner happened yesterday at Manchester Airport.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed from the airport for Sanford in Orlando, Florida, this afternoon.
A B787 Dreamliner plane has been forced to return to Manchester Airport after it developed a mid-flight ‘technical issue’. The Thomson Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed from Sanford in Orlando yesterday afternoon.
The plane was spotted on FlightRadar/FlightAware circling over Wales. Later we learned that the plane was dumping fuel to avoid any fire problems on landing. After the fuel dump, the plane returned to Manchester Airport and landed safely. A Thomson rep said that the return to the airport was a precaution for passengers safety. The company offered the passengers a new airplane to continue their flight.
They also mentioned that this incident is not connected to the fire on Ethiopian B787 Dreamliner
This 2 incidents come after in January a fleet of 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners were grounded because of lithium battery malfunctions.
Flight : TOM126
“Passengers have disembarked and our dedicated team of engineers are now inspecting the aircraft.”
“Our customers will be moved to an alternative aircraft to ensure they get away on their holiday as soon as possible. The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and we would like to apologise for the delay caused.