Boeing Dreamliner flying from U.S. makes emergency landing in Scotland

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Posted: Sep 26, 2014 7:33 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - A Boeing Dreamliner flying from Chicago to Poland made an emergency landing at a Scottish airport on Friday at its pilot's request, a spokesman for Glasgow airport said.

Emergency services met the 787 Dreamliner of the Polish state airline LOT, which had been heading for Warsaw, at 1035 GMT and it was deemed safe before it taxied to a stand, the spokesman said.

"The flight was diverted to Glasgow airport after the pilot requested an emergency landing," the spokesman added. "It was met by emergency services as a precautionary measure. They assessed the aircraft and deemed it safe."

"Glasgow airport is open and operational," he said.

(Reporting by Sarah Young and Michael Holden, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Stephen Addison)