(LONDON GUARDIAN) Boeing‘s troubled 787 Dreamliner is to face a full review of its design and manufacture by the US government after two more safety glitches were reported – making five incidents in five days for the model that promised to revolutionise flying.

The US transportation secretary Ray LaHood will shortly announce a comprehensive review of the 787′s critical systems by the Federal Aviation Administration, including the design, manufacture and assembly.

Earlier, pilots on an All Nippon Airways domestic flight in Japan reported a crack developing in the cockpit windscreen before landing safely, while oil was found leaking from the engine of another of the airline’s Dreamliners.

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