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Dreamliner returns to Logan after 4-month hiatus due to mechanical issues

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Boeing 787 Dreamliner has returned to Logan International Airport for the first time since federal officials grounded the planes in January.

The plane arrived in Boston Saturday after making the 13-hour flight from Tokyo.

Passengers tell FOX 25 the captain reassured them before takeoff that they had done more than 300 test flights to ensure their safety.

Dreamliners were forced to spend almost four months on the ground after a series of issues including battery fires and fuel leaks. In January, a fire ignited in the battery pack of an empty Dreamliner parked at Logan. Days later, All Nippon Airways reported glitches on two of their Dreamliners. Another plan was forced to make an emergency landing in Japan.

Following the reported problems with the planes, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency safety order requiring U.S. airlines to cease operating Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced plane until the risk of possible battery fires were addressed. Japan's transport ministry announced plans shortly before the FAA to ground the planes for safety checks.

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