• Dreamliner diverted after another mechanical problem


    HOUSTON, Tex. - A Boeing Dreamliner had to be diverted Sunday after another mechanical issue.

    United Airlines said the problem was with a brake indicator issue.

    Flight 94 left Houston Sunday morning headed for Denver.  It was supposed to leave at 9 a.m.,  according to United's schedule.

     When the pilot spotted trouble with a brake indicator, he turned around and headed back to Houston where the flight landed just before noon in emergency status as a precautionary measure.

     No one was hurt.

    The passengers were put on other flights so they could get to their destinations.

    Boeing issued this statement:

    “We will work with United to return the airplane to service as quickly as possible.

    The 787 is a great airplane and we know it will continue to receive heightened attention when reliability events occur in service.”

    The whole fleet of 787s was grounded after the batteries overheated in two planes in January.

     Boeing had to modify the batteries on all 50 of the planes before they were returned to service. 

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