All Nippon Airline's nonstop flight from Tokyo arrives Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to a salute of water sprayed from airport fire trucks. It is the first 787 with regular passenger service to Seattle. The return flight to Japan was derailed because of a faulty cooling system part, the airline said. // Photo credit: Mike Siegel, Seattle Times
After our excitement over the first 787 flight to arrive at Sea-Tac in this week's Monday Morning Musings, we quickly bit our tongue. Looks like it didn't take off on the celebratory day for Tokyo due to a maintenance issue. The flight was delayed, following the welcoming reception that took place as the plane landed at Sea-Tac Airport. Read more about the delayed flight here.