A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines had to return to Boston's Logan International Airport after an indicator light came on in the cockpit.
Japan Airlines Co. Flight 7 was bound for Tokyo, but instead made a U-turn over Canada and landed in Boston.
“As a standard precautionary measure due to a maintenance message -- fuel pump indicator -- JL007 bound for Tokyo-Narita is returning to Boston Logan for check,” airline spokeswoman Carol Anderson said.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the 787 circled in the vicinity of the airport to burn off fuel before landing.
“An emergency was not declared on the flight,” said Matthew Brelis, spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates the airport. “It landed safely at Logan.”
The airport was also the site of a fire that was found smoldering in the belly of a 787 in January. After an investigation, the plane’s batteries were found to have overheated, and after a second event, federal regulators banned all 787 planes from flying for nearly four months.