United Airlines 787 Dreamliner divered because of mechanical problem

United Airlines 787 Dreamliner divered because of mechanical problem
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Monday, June 24, 2013 - 7:38am

A United Airlines 787 Dreamliner was diverted Sunday due to a mechanical problem. United Airlines and Boeing say the plane took off from Houston, bound for Denver, but was diverted back to Houston.

United said it was over a "brake indicator issue," while Boeing called it a "brake issue." The plane landed without incident and with no passenger injuries.

Boeing released a statement saying quote: "The 787 is a great airplane and we know it will continue to receive heightened attention when reliability events occur in service."

This was the second such incident for the plane in a week. On Tuesday, another United Airlines Dreamliner flight made an unscheduled landing.

That flight was on its way from Denver to Tokyo, when it was diverted to Seattle because of a problem with its oil filter.

The incidents come six months after the FAA and other officials grounded the Dreamliner worldwide due to troubles with its battery system.
 

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