TUI fly Belgium Boeing 787 Dreamliner returns to Brussels after a technical issue

On 9 May, a TUI fly Belgium Boeing 787 Dreamliner (OO-LOE) operating flight TB161 between Brussels Airport and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was forced to return to Belgium after a technical issue. 

30 minutes into the flight – just before London – the aircraft headed back, not before dumping fuel to lower its landing weight. According to a passenger on the flight, there was an issue with the brakes on the aircraft’s right main landing gear (a sticky brake). As a precaution, emergency services awaited the aircraft. Around 18:00 (UTC +2), the aircraft departed Brussels Airport again for her flight to Punta Cana.

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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