On Wednesday morning, 17 January, a KLM aircraft operating under flight number KL1152 from Gothenburg to Amsterdam veered off the taxiway while taxiing in wintry conditions and came to rest with its nose wheel in the grass.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 registered PH-BXM had been taxiing for a departure off RWY21 at Gothenburg International Airport when the taxiway excursion incident occurred.
KLM KL1152 Gothenburg – Amsterdam
The aircraft was carrying 124 passengers and 6 crew members. Following the incident KLM confirmed that the safety of the passengers and crew was not affected and they were able to disembark from the aircraft unharmed down aircraft stairs.
Another aircraft was subsequently dispatched as a replacement to pick up the passengers and flight them to Amsterdam. It is understood that a KLM Cityhopper Embraer E195 regional jet subsequently carried out the flight transfer.
Transfer passengers who may have missed connecting flights were catered for with rebooking on the next available flights, according to a statement by the airline.
The aircraft involved in the incident has since been towed to the terminal in Gothenburg. It is uncertain whether the Boeing 737-800, a 23 year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the Dutch carrier, was damaged as a result of the taxiway excursion.
KLM stated that it regretted the incident and has launched an investigation, as is customary under such circumstances.
Inclement weather which has included snowfall in below zero temperatures has caused chaos for transportation in the region for the past couple of days.
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