United B788 near New Orleans on Dec 4th 2012, electrical problems causing concerns of electrical heat on board
Last Update: December 6, 2012 / 17:55:37 GMT/Zulu time
The airline confirmed a mechanical problem, engineers have been dispatched to find out what caused the diversion.
A passenger reported the crew announced electrical problems and requested cabin crew to watch out for discolourization of or dripping plastics.
Another passenger tweeted the crew announced an electrical malfunction.
Boeing told The Aviation Herald on Dec 6th 2012: "The airplane remains on the ground as troubleshooting by the United and Boeing team continues. The aft electronics bay was inspected and there were no signs of fire. Likewise the power panels in that bay were inspected and there were no signs of arcing present. One of the airplane's six electric generators did fail. The multiple redundancies built into the 787 ensured that the airplane remained powered. The generator will be replaced, additional checks completed and the airplane returned to service. There is no firm estimate for when this is expected to be complete but should not take long."
Runway 10 was closed at the time when the aircraft left FL410 due to work in progress, works were interrupted, the runway was cleared and opened to accept the aircraft. After the aircraft had vacated the runway, the runway was closed again and works resumed.
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