SEATTLE — A United 787 Dreamliner flying from Denver to Tokyo made a safe emergency landing in Seattle Tuesday afternoon according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The flight left Denver at 1:19 p.m. The FAA says it developed engine problems.
United Airlines issued the following statement:
“United flight 139 from Denver to Tokyo-Narita diverted to Seattle due to an indication of a problem with an oil filter. The aircraft landed normally and we are working to re-accommodate customers.”
Update: the plane will not continue to fly, and we're being asked to stay overnight in Seattle for a 9am flight tomorrow.—
Chris Seewald (@ChrisSeewald) June 18, 2013
The nonstop service from Denver to Tokyo just began last week.