KLM Boeing 777 declares general emergency

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A KLM Boeing 777 operating a scheduled service from Amsterdam to Quito has declared a general emergency and is currently negotiating a return.

KLM flight KL751, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER registered PH-BQP was outbound from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) enroute to Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Ecuador.

The flight had passed to the west of Spain on the outbound flight plan track, before issuing a general emergency call, squawking 7700.

Aircraft is currently negotiating an unscheduled return to Amsterdam, maintaining its cruising level of FL320.

The flight is currently in the Brest Flight Information Region (FIR), maintaining FL320. The nature of the emergency is as yet unknown.

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Continuing transit through French airspace in Paris Flight Information Region (FIR), on return to Amsterdam Schiphol.

Flight KL751 is now passing through 10,000 feet on descent as it continues it’s approach to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Weather conditions are VFR for the flight’s return.

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