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Diverted United 787 passengers on way to Tokyo

SEATTLE (AP) -- Passengers from a United Airlines Denver-to-Tokyo flight that diverted to Seattle Tuesday when the Boeing 787 had an oil filter issue are on their way again.

United spokeswoman Mary Ryan says in an email that the airline put them up in hotel rooms overnight and they took off from Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday morning in another 787. Ryan says there's no further information about the oil filter or aircraft maintenance.

A Boeing spokeswoman told The Seattle Times Tuesday the problem was unrelated to any battery issues that grounded the 787 fleet from January to May.