‘Technical Issue’ Grounds Second Dreamliner Friday in UK
Matt Hosford/ABC News(MANCHESTER, England) — A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Thomson Airways was forced to return to Manchester, England Friday after it “experienced a technical issue” en route to Sanford, Fla., the airline said.
The airline is not giving any more details about what caused the incident, but the airport says it was not an emergency.
Passengers disembarked from the aircraft in Manchester where they were transferred to another plane, an airline spokeswoman said. Engineers are inspecting the Dreamliner aircraft.
Thomson Airways, which has purchased a total of 50 Dreamliners, operates tour packages and is the UK’s third largest carrier.
Meanwhile, authorities continue to investigate the fire aboard the parked Dreamliner at Heathrow Airport in London. The fire burned through the roof of the plane right next to the tail.
In the minutes after the Heathrow incident, Boeing’s stock price dropped more than five percent.
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