NPR : News

Filed Under:

Two Japanese Airlines Ground Dreamliners; One Makes Emergency Landing

It's the latest in a series of problems reported on the aircraft in the past two weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.

The problem continue for Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner: News reports say that an All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing Wednesday in Japan following problems with its battery.

Japan's Kyodo news agency is reporting that all 137 passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft.

Here's more from Kyodo:

"ANA flight 692 landed at the airport in Kagawa Prefecture at around 8:45 a.m. after smoke was detected inside the aircraft, which had left Yamaguchi Ube Airport in western Japan about 35 minutes earlier for Haneda airport in Tokyo, according to the officials."

NHK, the Japanese broadcaster, reported that All Nippon Airways says that it would ground all 16 of its other Dreamliners pending checks; Japan Airlines is also suspending the flights of the five Dreamliners it operates.

Several problems have been reported on Dreamliners in the past two weeks, but no injuries have been reported.

As we reported last week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ordered a review of all 787 aircraft.

Two incidents involving Dreamliners at Boston's Logan airport earlier this month prompted the scrutiny of the aircraft.

Copyright 2013 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

Obama Remembers Scalia As 'Consequential,' Vows To Appoint Replacement

President Obama struck a somber tone, remembering the late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a "towering legal mind" who influenced a generation, but made it clear, he intends to replace him.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.