KLM B777 from Bangkok declares emergency, diverting to Dubai

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A KLM scheduled flight operating from Bangkok (BKK) to Amsterdam (AMS) has declared an emergency route and is currently on diversion to Dubai (DXB).

KLM flight KL876, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER registered PH-BQL, has declared a general emergency whilst over Iran, squawking 7700.

The aircraft is currently in the Teheran Flight Information Region (FIR) making good a track to Dubai.

Above: KLM Boeing 777-200ER PH-BQL. Photo Credit: Alf van Beem, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The nature of the emergency is unclear at this time.

Flight KL876, operated by a 17 year old Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, is presently on descent through 16,000 feet as it makes its approach to Dubai International Airport (DXB).

The weather is visual flight conditions (VFR) for the aircraft’s arrival.

Image Credits: RadarBox

The flight is now turning onto final approach for Dubai DBX. The nature of the emergency remains unclear.

UPDATE:

It is understood that the aircraft experienced an engine failure, resulting in the unscheduled diversion to Dubai. The aircraft was reportedly met on its arrival by emergency services and made an uneventful landing.

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