KLM B772 near Amsterdam on Aug 18th 2019, fire in cabin

Last Update: August 19, 2019 / 23:26:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 18, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-598

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQK performing flight KL-598 (dep Aug 17th) from Cape Town (South Africa) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was in the initial descent to FL200 towards Amsterdam when the crew declared PAN PAN reporting smoke in the cabin. The crew subsequently reported there had actually been a fire in the cabin, cabin crew had brought the fire under control but there was still quite a bit of smoke. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 18C about 20 minutes later.

A passenger reported the first class cabin was filled with acrid thick smoke, cabin crew were dealing with the fire calmly and extinguished it quickly.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQK
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
777-200
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Engine Type
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 18, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-598

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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