American Airlines Dreamliner Damaged by Weather During Flight from Beijing to DFW
An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday due to weather.
— -- 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.