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Thomson's 787 'Minor Technical Issue' Fixed

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Thomson's 787 'Minor Technical Issue' Fixed

Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Manchester airport. Photo: TUI Travel.

Britain's Thomson Airways said on Saturday that it had replaced a small number of components on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner that had to turn back during a flight on Friday and the aircraft had been fully tested and would fly again on Sunday morning.

A spokeswoman for the airline said the aircraft, which had turned back as a precautionary measure during a flight from Manchester in northwest England to Sanford in Florida, had suffered a "minor technical issue".

The plane will depart Manchester for Cancun at 09:50 am local time and Thomson's two other 787s have also been fully tested and will fly from London's Gatwick airport to Sanford and to Palma on Sunday morning, the airline said.

(Reuters)