TOKYO Oct 10 Japan Airlines Co was
forced to turn around its Tokyo-bound flight from Moscow on
Thursday due to a problem in the Boeing 787 jet's
lavatory, a spokesman for the Japanese carrier said.
The incident on the 787 Dreamliner follows a spate of
problems since its first flight in December 2009, including a
battery fire that temporarily forced the grounding world-wide of
Boeing's high-profile fleet.
JAL spokesman Takuya Shimoguchi said the toilet malfunction
on the flight from Moscow was likely caused by an electronic
glitch. The airline was working on repairs on the ground, he
The flight, carrying 141 passengers, departed Moscow on
Wednesday evening and returned after about five hours, he said.
Shares in JAL, which made headlines this week by signing
with Boeing rival Airbus for the next generation of
long-haul jets, were up 2.1 percent on Thursday morning,
outperforming the broader market.