Dreamliner forced to return to airport
A mechanical indicator alert forced the Japan Airlines 787 plane to return to a Boston airport.
BOSTON - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane operated by Japan Airlines returned to Boston's Logan International Airport on Thursday after a mechanical indicator alert came on.
The incident drove Boeing shares 1.7 percent lower and is yet another in a series of technical faults plaguing the manufacturer's latest addition.
"The pilot decided to turn back out of an abundance of caution," airport spokesman Richard Walsh told Reuters.
Carol Anderson, a spokeswoman for Japan Airlines, confirmed the incident but offered no further details.
"As a standard precautionary measure due to a maintenance message indicator, JL007 bound for Tokyo-Narita is returning to Boston Logan for checks," she said.
The after-hours share fall reflected lingering concerns about Boeing's newest plane, which remains under investigation after a fire on board a parked 787 at Heathrow Airport in London last week.