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Published: Thursday, 7/18/2013

Japan Airlines Dreamliner flight to Tokyo returning to Boston after indicator light goes off

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BOSTON — A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo's Narita Airport is returning to Boston's Logan Airport because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft.

It's the latest woe for the new Dreamliner aircraft after a lithium ion battery problem grounded the whole fleet in January and a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines plane last week.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the pilot of Japan Airlines Flight 7 didn't declare an emergency and the aircraft is burning off fuel before landing.

Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Richard Walsh says the plane is returning "in an abundance of caution" after a maintenance message indictor on the aircraft was displayed.

The airline's website says Flight 007 had left for Tokyo just before 1 p.m. today for a flight of nearly 14 hours.



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