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Dreamliner From Chicago Makes Emergency Landing in Scotland

By    |   Friday, 26 Sep 2014 11:08 AM

After the crew received an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold, a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Chicago to Poland with 248 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Scotland's Glasgow airport on Friday.

Reuters reported the airport as saying emergency services met the 787 Dreamliner of the Polish state airline LOT, which had been heading for Warsaw, at 1035 GMT. It was given the all clear before it taxied to a stand.

"The crew received an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold. In accordance with safety rules, the plane had to land at the nearest airport for checks," LOT spokeswoman Barbara Pijanowska-Kuras told Poland's TVN24 channel.

Fireman attending the scene did not see any fire or smoke, she said.

Boeing's Dreamliner model has encountered several problems since entering commercial service in 2011. The global fleet was grounded for three months early in 2013 after two lithium-ion batteries burned in two incidents in Japan and the United States.

In a separate incident in July last year, a Dreamliner caught fire at Britain's Heathrow airport.

Friday's flight was diverted after the pilot requested an emergency landing, said a spokesman for Glasgow airport. The passengers had disembarked and further checks were being made.

"Glasgow Airport remained open and operational throughout," he added.

Neither LOT nor Boeing were immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

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After the crew received an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold, a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Chicago to Poland with 248 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Scotland's Glasgow airport on Friday.
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