All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Air Lines Co Ltd (JAL) today grounded their entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleets.
Battery Warning and Smoke on Boeing 787’s
The move came after ANA flight 682 made an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport, Japan following a battery warning and reports of smoke in the cockpit.
An ANA spokesman said that all 129 passengers and eight crew aboard the aircraft were evacuated from the plane via slides.
The 787 aircraft, registration JA804A, was operating ANA flight 692 (NH692) from Yamaguchi-Ube to Haneda Airport in Tokyo route.
This latest problem to affect a Dreamliner aircraft follows a spate of incidents last week including fuel leaks and a fire at Boston.
The US Federal Aviation Administration announced a comprehensive review of the aircraft on 11 January.
At this point in time, we understand that no other airlines have grounded their fleet.
Tracking Boeing 787’s Live
We are currently tracking three 787 flights live in Plane Finder as shown below:
These flights can also be seen live via these planefinder.net links:
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Track United Airways Flight 1121
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The Boeing Press office has not yet released a statement although a Boeing Airplanes Tweet at 02:30 UTC said “We’re aware of the ANA 787 diversion in Japan. We will be working with ANA and the authorities to determine what happened and why.”