2 More Mishaps Reported With Boeing Dreamliner

Cracked windshield, leaking oil cause canceled flights in Japan

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 11, 2013 8:50 AM CST

(Newser) – Another day, another handful of reported problems with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. This time, one jet landed in Japan with a cracked windshield and another developed a sizable oil leak at a different airport in the country, reports Reuters. Neither resulted in any injuries, just canceled flights. Aviation experts chalk up the mishaps—including ones of similar scope earlier in the week—to "teething problems" common to any new airliner's rollout, reports CNN. Still, US aviation officials will lay out details of a comprehensive review of the plane's mechanical systems today, reports AP.

"We are absolutely confident in the reliability and performance of the 787," says a Boeing spokesman. "We are working with the FAA and our customers to ensure we thoroughly understand any introductory issues that arise."

In this Aug.17, 2012, file photo, an Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner Boeing 787 lands at Bole International airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In this Aug.17, 2012, file photo, an Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner Boeing 787 lands at Bole International airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)
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