United Airlines 787 Dreamliner divered because of mechanical problem
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.