KLM 787 To Los Angeles Suffers Toilet Issues In-Flight

KLM 787 To Los Angeles Suffers Toilet Issues In-Flight
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Earlier this week, a KLM Boeing 787 bound for Los Angeles suffered issues with the toilets quite early into the 12 hour hop.

Incident: KLM 787 To Los Angeles Suffers Toilet Issues In-Flight…

KLM 787 To Los Angeles Suffers Toilet Issues In-Flight
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KLM flight KL601 is a routine scheduled flight between Amsterdam Schiphol and Los Angeles, with the affected rotation suffering toilet issues in-flight being operated by PH-BKF.

As per data from Planespotters.net, PH-BKF is a 4.2 year old Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner that was delivered to the Dutch carrier back in December 2019.

Of the 787-10 variant, the airline has 10 of them in the fleet, all of which are in active service and hold an average age of 3.4 years.

KLM flight KL601 departed Amsterdam Schiphol at 1028 local time on February 12 and proceeded in a north-westerly direction to Los Angeles.

Upon reaching the far north of Scotland, the aircraft entered a series of holds, amid an issue with broken toilets onboard the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, as per reporting from AirLive.

The initial plan was for the flight to return back to Schiphol because of this. However, it is understood the Captain opted to continue onwards to LAX, which they did initially.

But after that, the cabin went down to one toilet only, where by this point, there was no choice but to return back to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

After six and a half hours in the air, the aircraft landed safely back into it’s base of operations, where the jet was repaired before returning to service not long after.

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