San Francisco-bound Japan Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Honolulu

HONOLULU, Hawaii – A Japan Airlines flight bound for San Francisco has made an emergency landing at the Honolulu International Airport.

An airport manager said the jetliner landed without incident around 1 p.m. Saturday.

No other details were provided.

A call after business hours to the airline’s media relations office in Tokyo went unanswered.




A Boeing 787 dreamliner run by Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) made an emergency landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sunday due to oil leak, the carrier said, with no injuries reported.

The flight, carrying 171 people, was bound for San Francisco from Haneda airport in Tokyo and one of its engine was shut down by the captain while flying over the Pacific Ocean after cockpit indicators showed a drop in engine lubricant pressure, according to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency.

The jet diverted to Honolulu after detecting the error and landed safely at around 8 am Japan Time, or 1 pm Saturday local time.

The company found an oil leak during checkup after landing, adding none of its Boeing 787s has suffered such problem ever before, said Kyodo.

The dreamliner was the same one on which a battery fire occurred last year at Boston’s Logan International Airport and led to the grounding of Boeing 787 dreamliners worldwide for months.