Skewed Dreamliner door delays VNA flight

Update: July, 04/2016 - 17:48
Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft at Nội Bài International Airport. -- VNA/VNS Photo Đỗ Sinh
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — National carrier Vietnam Airlines’ Flight VN237 was delayed by three hours this morning because the 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft’s door was found to be askew on arriving at the boarding gate.

The flight had been scheduled to take off at 9:55am from Hà Nội to HCM City.

The carrier representative said another aircraft had been dispatched immediately to transport passengers while the 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft was under repair.

“It was an unexpected thing, so the carrier offers its apologies and hopes the passengers will be understanding,” he said.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the latest version of the Boeing 787. The advanced technology on board helps save 20 per cent of the fuel required and reduces 20 per cent of emissions compared to other models.

The carrier said it has become the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to receive and put into service the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. — VNS