A dreamliner destined for Poland was forced to make an emergency landing in Scotland on Friday morning / Reuters

The Boeing aircraft flying from Chicago landed after receiving a warning from its fire-fighting system

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner destined for Warsaw in Poland made an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport in Scotland on Friday, after the aircraft’s fire-fighting system issued a warning to on-board crew.

No injuries were reported.

Airport spokesman Brian McClean said that the flight from Chicago en route to Warsaw with 248 people on board landed safely at 11:35 a.m. He said the landing was made at the request of the captain.

LOT spokeswoman Barbara Pijanowska-Kuras said the emergency landing was required according to safety procedure after the crew received a warning from the firefighting system in the luggage compartment.

The airport declared a full emergency as a precautionary measure. However, officials said there was no fire or smoke reported, making it possible to have the aircraft taxi to the main terminal building.

The airport remains open as normal. Pijanowska-Kuras said all passengers remain on board the aircraft as technicians check for a problem.

Last year, the world's entire Boeing 787 fleet was grounded for three months to have their battery systems fixed, after a few of the aircraft developed problems that led to the appearance of smoke.

LOT said it is considering using another aircraft to bring the passengers to Warsaw.

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