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Update: Boeing 787 lands safely after landing gear trouble

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Associated Press
All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 takes off for the airplane's inaugural commercial flight to Hong Kong at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

NEW YORK — Boeing's new 787 plane ran into its first technical glitch Sunday when the landing gear failed to deploy during a flight in Japan.

Boeing spokeswoman Lori Gunter says the pilots of Japan's All Nippon Airways used "an alternate procedure that worked." The plane landed safely and there were no reported injuries.

She says the plane has returned to service.

ANA is the first — and so far only — airline to fly the new jet. It started using the plane on short shuttle flights within Japan last week.

The plane was built using manufacturers around the globe and then assembled at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. The complexity of building so many parts around the globe led to delays that lasted years.

Airlines have placed orders for more than 800 of the planes.

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