United Dreamliner lands safely after possible oil filter problem


United Airlines said on Tuesday that a Boeing Co 787 on its way to Tokyo from Denver was diverted to Seattle after an indication of a problem with an oil filter, but said the plane landed without incident.

"United flight 139 from Denver to Tokyo-Narita diverted to Seattle due to an indication of a problem with an oil filter," United said in an emailed statement. "The aircraft landed normally and without incident and we are working to reaccommodate customers."

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Boeing's newest plane has been beset with a range of problems, and only recently returned to the skies after regulators grounded it worldwide due to problems with its batteries.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Chris Gallagher)