All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan was forced to cancel a Boeing Dreamliner flight today due to a brake problem.

All Nippon Airways ANA698

Flight ANA698 from Ube Airport, Yamaguchi was due to fly to Haneda Airport, Tokyo.

An ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner
An ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Photo © David Pygott –

Flight ANA698 Fault

An airport spokesman reported that brake parts from the rear left undercarriage required replacement.

The crew were alerted to the problem whilst in the cockpit preparing for departure.

This is the third incident this week that has affected the state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Only yesterday a Japan Airlines (JAL 787) leaked 40 gallons (151 litres) of fuel onto the tarmac at Boston just before takeoff. This problem was caused by a fuel valve that was left open.

On Monday another JAL Dreamliner suffered an electrical fire filling the cabin with smoke shortly after landing at Boston from Tokyo. The fire had started after a battery in the jet’s auxiliary power system overheated, this system is used when the jet’s engines are switched off.

Following the fire Boeing published a statement on Monday saying that “nothing that we’ve seen in this case indicates a relationship to any previous 787 power system events, which involved power panel faults elsewhere in the aft electrical equipment bay.” They also said that “Information about the prior events has been shared with the NTSB and they are aware of the details. Boeing is cooperating with the NTSB in the investigation of this incident.”

No statement has yet been released on the two latest incidents.

Flight status and flight history for ANA698 (NH698) is available here.

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