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Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner diverted to Boston

BOSTON, MA - JAL flight from Boston to Tokyo's Narita Airport has been diverted back to Boston's Logan Airport due of a possible problem with the fuel pump on the Boeing 787 aircraft.

Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner diverted to Boston

BOSTON, MA – JAL flight from Boston to Tokyo’s Narita Airport has been diverted back to Boston’s Logan Airport due of a possible problem with the fuel pump on the Boeing 787 aircraft.

It is the latest woe for the problem-plagued Dreamliner plane after a grounding of the fleet in January due to battery issued and a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines jet last week.

According to AP, Japan Airlines spokeswoman Carol Anderson said Flight 007 returned Thursday “as a standard precautionary measure” to check out a maintenance message indicator showing the possible fuel pump problem.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Sarlac says the pilot didn’t declare an emergency and the aircraft burned off fuel before landing.

The plane left for Tokyo just before 1 p.m. Thursday for a flight of nearly 14 hours. It returned shortly after 6 p.m.