The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service experienced a technical fault on November 6, less than two weeks after its long-awaited commercial launch flight.
The All Nippon Airways (ANA) domestic flight was forced to make a second landing approach at Okayama Airport, Japan, after a warning light in the cockpit indicated that the landing gear had not fully deployed. The problem was due to a hydraulic valve fault, ANA said, meaning that the landing gear had to be manually engaged.
The aircraft, carrying 249 passengers, managed to land safely.
The 787 Dreamliner operated its first commercial flight for the carrier on October 26, and ANA only began using the aircraft for domestic services a week ago. The launch flight occurred three years after the type’s original service entry date due to a number of production problems.