Thomson's 787 'Minor Technical Issue' Fixed

July 13, 2013

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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.