American Airlines Dreamliner Damaged by Weather During Flight from Beijing to DFW

An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday due to weather.

ByKatherine Faulders
July 27, 2015, 3:51 PM

— -- An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday during its flight from Beijing to Dallas due to weather.

“American Airlines Flight 88, a flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, returned to Beijing due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” American Airlines said in a statement to ABC News.

The aircraft was in flight for 44 minutes before it had to turn around. There were 209 passengers and a crew of 13 on board.

The nature and extent of the damage is unclear; American Airlines said the plane is currently being evaluated by their maintenance team.

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