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Polish LOT Dreamliner grounded in Chicago due to wind damage

WARSAW, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Poland's LOT airline was grounded in Chicago on Friday after strong winds on a flight from Warsaw to the United States damaged its spoiler, a LOT spokeswoman said.

"The aircraft went from Warsaw to Chicago in a very strong wind for more than 10 hours. The flight from Chicago to Warsaw was cancelled due to a spoiler damage. The reason was a very strong wind," Barbara Pijanowska-Kuras said.

The plane had been due to land back in Warsaw on Friday morning.

LOT also said that a couple of its local and European flights were cancelled on Friday due to strong winds as hurricane-force Storm Xaver swept into northern mainland Europe late Thursday.