The Dreamlifter is a modified 747 used to ferry sections of Boeing's 787 to Everett. Operated by Atlas Air, this plane's crew had filed a flight plan for a Japan destination, according to FlightAware.com.
But shortly after taking off the crew reported a problem. The 747 circled the Puget Sound area for more than an hour to dump fuel -- to reduce weight -- then made a low pass to confirm that the landing gear were down before circling around again and landing safely at 3:56 p.m.
More Local News Headlines
Three weeks out, only four 911 texts have been valid Accident victim has endured, thanks to his family, police officer Less than week before election, only 9.1% of ballots have been returned State’s oldest full-time worker on the job at EdCC Red Cross on the lookout for heroes Lord Hill levee repairs to start July 29 County deputy director named president of state engineers association Front Porch: Kids take over Snohomish Farmers Market
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.