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
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)

(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."

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Jan 11, 2013 9:02 PM CST
Odd thing, when the auto industry will recall thousands of cars because the horn doesn't work!
Jan 11, 2013 1:03 PM CST
People are very quick to judge these days with instant media. I'm sure there are plenty of mishaps on planes daily that we never hear about. I would fly on it in a heart beat from ATL to ICN if I had a ticket. It's an amazing piece of 21st Century Technology.
Jan 11, 2013 11:51 AM CST
I hope they figure this out before my annual trip to Japan in April... I was looking forward to flying the Dreamliner... oh well.. I'll take my chances...