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An Air India Dreamliner. Boeing photo.

An Air India Dreamliner. Boeing photo.

A report says a windshield crack forced an Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner to return to Frankfurt airport (FRA) minutes after taking off for New Delhi (DEL).

The Times of India said today the incident happened on May 9.

It said the windshield of the same Dreamliner cracked last November while landing at Melbourne airport (MEL) on a flight from New Delhi.

The newspaper quoted an Air India official as saying that the airline so far had five instances of Dreamliner windshield cracks.

“Windshield cracks happening with such regularity in a brand new plane are rare,” the unidentified official told the newspaper.

Air India is one of the first customers of the problem-plagued Dreamliner. It has ordered 27 aircraft and taken delivery of 13.

 

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