ANA Boeing 787 leaves Sea-Tac for Tokyo



SEATAC, Wash. - Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners took off Tuesday afternoon from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, including the one grounded Monday by a mechanical problem.


Chopper 7 video showed the ANA 787 scheduled to fly Tuesday as part of the new daily Seattle-Tokyo service leaving the gate, going through a ceremonial arch of water sprayed by fire engines and then taking off around 2 p.m.  Soon after, the Dreamliner that was to have left on Monday took off.


The Dreamliner that landed Monday morning took its passengers to a terminal gate and prepared for its afternoon departure back to Tokyo before the delay was announced late Monday afternoon.


A number of airline, Boeing and Port of Seattle officials were on hand on Monday to celebrate daily service with the 787 on the Seattle-Tokyo route event.


ANA was Boeing's launch customer for the new fuel-efficient widebody twinjet. The airline started the Seattle-Tokyo route in July, using a Boeing 777.