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Dreamliner in de-icing system alert

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner heading for Tokyo was diverted back to San Diego because of a possible problem with the aircraft's de-icing system.

NBC-7 in San Diego reports the Japan Airlines flight left Lindbergh Field shortly after 1.30pm local time yesterday. But the plane turned around and landed back in San Diego by 3.10pm.

Airline officials told the television station the pilot received an error message for the de-icing system. The pilot made the decision to go back to San Diego so repairs could be made.

The Dreamliner has suffered a few glitches, most notably overheating lithium-ion battery systems that caused the planes to be grounded worldwide for three months this year. Boeing then redesigned the battery systems.

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