Delayed 787 heads home to Tokyo
Two Dreamliners took off Tuesday afternoon from Sea-Tac airport, including the one that had been grounded Monday by a maintenance issue.
Seattle Times aerospace reporter
The first 787 Dreamliner passenger flight to land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport finally took off on its return flight Tuesday afternoon, a day later than scheduled.
After a welcoming ceremony at the airport Monday, the All Nippon Airways plane was grounded by a faulty valve in the cooling system.
Boeing said the 24-hour delay was “due to the time required to complete the necessary repairs, coupled with timing concerns with landing limits at Narita,” Japan.
A second Dreamliner arrived at Sea-Tac from Tokyo on Tuesday morning, landing 77 minutes ahead of schedule.
That flight took off for its return to Japan soon after the first one.
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