KLM at Amsterdam on Mar 7th 2020, bird strike

Last Update: March 15, 2020 / 21:34:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KL-888

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQM performing flight KL-888 from Hong Kong (China) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 76 people on board, was descending through FL200 towards Amsterdam when ATC alerted emergency services that the aircraft had received a bird strike into one of the engines (GE90) and the aircraft was carrying dangerous good (Lithium batteries) in their cargo holds. The aircraft was vectored for an ILS approach to runway 27 and landed safely about 15 minutes after the alert.

It remains unclear when the bird strike happened. The aircraft had departed Hong Kong's runway 07R and climbed up to FL400 enroute. On descent and approach to Amsterdam below FL260 there was no relevant radio transmission indicating the bird strike. Amsterdam ATC assigned runway 27 immediately (other aircraft were vectored for one of the runways 18) when the aircraft checked in with Amsterdam Radar ((East inbound) at about FL260.

The occurennce aircraft remained on the ground for about 18 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQM
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
Mar 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KL-888

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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