KLM Boeing 787 From Amsterdam Suffers Engine Issue

KLM Boeing 787 From Amsterdam Suffers Engine Issue
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A KLM Boeing 787 Dreamliner operating a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bogota suffered an engine issue, prompting a u-turn back to the Dutch capital.

Incident: KLM Boeing 787 From Amsterdam Suffers Engine Issue…

KLM Boeing 787 From Amsterdam Suffers Engine Issue
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KLM flight KL741 is a routine scheduled flight between Amsterdam and Bogota, with the affected rotation being operated by PH-BKA.

As per data from Planespotters.net, PH-BKA is a 4.5 year old Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner that was delivered to the carrier back in June 2019.

Of the 787 Family, the Dutch carrier has 23 of them, of which 13 are the -9 variant and 10 are the -10 variant, holding an average fleet age of 5.4 years.

KLM flight KL741 departed Amsterdam Schiphol at 1012 local time this morning and proceeded westbound in the direction of Bogota.

Upon reaching the Atlantic crossing, the aircraft opted to turn around and head back to Schiphol.

As per AirLive, PH-BKA had an issue with one of it’s engines, to which the crew assumed that this would not be safe to continue across the Atlantic with.

KL741 landed back into Amsterdam Schiphol over two and a half hour after it’s initial departure, with the continued leg to Bogota cancelled as a result of this incident.

At the time of writing (06/12/23 @ 1817 UK time), PH-BKA has remained on the ground at the Dutch airport since.

All eyes will be on technicians to establish what the cause of the actual engine issue was, or whether it was something else that produced such a decision to u-turn back to the airport.

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