ANA Boeing 787 Lands in Japan with Cracked Windshield-UPDATE

ANA Boeing 787

ANA Boeing 787 (file photo)

In the 4th incident involving Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner, an All Nippon Airways (ANA) 787 plane landed at Matsuyama Airport in Western Japan with a cracked cockpit windshield on Friday.

The crack on the 787 ANA flight, which was inbound from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, was discovered about 70 minutes into Friday’s flight. The flight landed safely.

‘ANA said crew noticed a spider web-like crack in a window in front of the pilot’s seat about 70 minutes into Friday’s flight, which was close to its destination.

“Cracks appear a few times every year in other planes. We don’t see this as a sign of a fundamental problem” with Boeing aircraft, a spokesman for the airline said.’

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has had a string of problems this week (to read the other 787 issues click HERE) and has prompted a joint investigation between Boeing and the FAA.

As Boeing stated above, windshield cracks DO happen from time to time and aren’t an indicator of a major problem.

I’m sure Boeing is not happy with the timing…



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