Warsaw-Bound Flight From Chicago Diverted to Glasgow | NBC Chicago

Warsaw-Bound Flight From Chicago Diverted to Glasgow

The plane was sending a squawk code of 7700, which indicates some sort of emergency on board

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    A LOT Polish Airlines flight from Chicago, bound for Warsaw, was diverted to Glasgow, Scotland on Friday after an alert from a fire protection system on board, a company spokesman said.

    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner — operating as Flight 4 — departed Chicago's O'Hare International Airport shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, according to FlightAware.com. The pilots requested permission to divert to Glasgow International Airport during the 5 a.m. hour.

    The plane was sending a squawk code of 7700, which indicates some sort of emergency on board. In a statement to NBC Chicago, LOT Polish Airlines said the crew "received an information generated by aircraft fire protection system located in the hatch."

    The pilots were granted permission to land in Glasgow and the plane landed safely, the statement said. The aircraft was then checked by the airport fire service. There was no indication of smoke or fire, the airline said.

    Airline officials were working on providing alternative transportation for passengers to Warsaw.

    LOT Polish Airlines flights between Chicago and Warsaw began in June 2013, five months after the scheduled inauguaral flight was grounded before take-off. The flights were to begin on Jan. 16, but the Federal Aviation Administration that day grounded the Dreamliner because of smoldering batteries on two of the 787s.

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