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All Nippon Air Canceled 787 Flight After Engine Oil Leak

September 05, 2012

All Nippon Airways Co. (9202) canceled a Boeing Co. (BA:US) 787 flight to Tokyo’s Haneda from Okayama, western Japan, before takeoff today because of a hydraulic-oil leak from an engine.

Japan’s largest carrier has dispatched two engineers to replace the part responsible for the oil leak, spokeswoman Megumi Tezuka said by telephone. There were no injuries from the incident, which caused the oil to turn into a white mist, Tezuka said.

The problem is separate from a case in July when ANA, which became the first 787 operator last year, grounded five of the planes to replace gear parts in their Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc (RR/) Trent 1000 engines, she said. The carrier replaced the parts after the manufacturer discovered they had a shorter service life than expected.

ANA fell 0.6 percent to 166 yen at the close of trading in Tokyo. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average dropped 1.1 percent.

To contact the reporters on this story: Chris Cooper in Tokyo at ccooper1@bloomberg.net; Kiyotaka Matsuda in Tokyo at kmatsuda@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Neil Denslow at ndenslow@bloomberg.net


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