By Keith Laing
A Japanese baseball player chartered a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airline to fly to America for his debut with New York Yankees, the Associated Press reports.
The player, Masahiro Tanaka, leased the plane from Japan Airlines at a cost for $200,000, according to the report. Tanaka has agreed to a $155 million contract with the Yankees.
The airplane was temporarily grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration for three months while Boeing worked out the kinks.
Japan Airlines was operating one of the early 787s that was involved in a battery incident.