A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Flight 139) going from Denver to Narita in Tokyo, made an emergency landing today at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at about 4:15pm PST. The aircraft was met by fire crew, was inspected and allowed to park at the A-concourse. Currently fire crews have left the aircraft and mechanics are in the process of inspecting.
Ouch. Apparently there was a problem with an oil filter. Let’s hope it was an isolated event and the 787 doesn’t get grounded again. But my gosh, the plane sure doesn’t have luck on its side.
(Tip of the hat to Randy)