This is turning out to be a troubling day for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner…
A Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner was forced to return to Manchester Airport today after an undisclosed ‘technical issue’.
‘The Thomson Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed from the airport for Sanford in Orlando, Florida, this afternoon.
It was later spotted on a plane-tracking website circling over north Wales, understood to be dumping fuel.
The luxury jet later returned to Manchester Airport and landed safely tonight.
In a statement, the airline said: “Thomson Airways can confirm that flight TOM126 travelling from Manchester to Sanford, Florida, experienced a technical issue and the aircraft returned to Manchester Airport, as a precautionary measure.
A spokesman for Thomson said the return to Manchester was a precaution and passengers were being moved to an alternative aircraft.’
The airline said the incident was not connected to a fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London Heathrow today.