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Overheating of an engine: ANA's Dreamliner airplane returns safely at the Kuala Lumpur's airport

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - No problem for 214 people on board. The airline investigates on the causes

"On February 22, 2016, at approximately 09:50 Japan Standard Time (08:50 Local Time), ANA Flight 816 (from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo-Narita) Captain, on instruction from air traffic control authorities, returned to the taking off airport, due to a problem to the right engine (it seems an overheating, Ed) after take off at Kuala Lumpur Airport. To the passengers aboard this airplane, and everyone who may be affected, we offer our deepest apologies for the concern and inconvenience caused", according to a note unveiled a few hours ago by the All Nippon Airways (ANA) regarding the occurrence happened this morning to one of its B-787/800 Dreamliner airplanes. The aircraft had 203 passengers and 11 crewmembers on board, said the carrier's spokesperson, Shoichiro Horii, who specified that ANA is looking for finding the causes of the problem. It is not for the first time for a Dreamliner in such facts of technical kind. The airline well knows it, that it has been the first to receive it as launch customer. In fact Horii underlined as the US civil aviation regulator ordered last May the correction of a bug to software that would have brought the engines to a sudden power loss. All the airplanes of this model grounded in 2013 due to a problem of electrical type, without to count those linked to the batteries' overheating, that among the other in an event was the cause of a fire on board.

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World Aeronautical Press Agency
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