TOKYO — An All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner carrying 249 people had to make a second approach at a west Japan airport before landing, after a glitch forced the pilot to manually deploy the main landing gear, the airline said Monday.
The first glitch on a commercial flight for the new plane occurred on a domestic route Sunday after a cockpit monitor showed that the landing gear had not fully deployed shortly before landing, ANA said.
As flight 651 from Tokyo’s Haneda airport approached Okayama airport in western Japan, the monitor issued a warning that the main landing gear had not deployed due to a hydraulic valve fault, an ANA spokeswoman said.
The glitch forced the pilot to circle the airport and manually deploy the main landing gear, she said.
“The plane went around again as the pilot manually lowered the landing gear,” the ANA spokeswoman said. The jet carrying 249 passengers and crew touched down afterwards slightly later its scheduled 8:50 am (2350 GMT) landing time, she said.
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