KLM B772 near Cape Verde on Dec 3rd 2020, transponder problems

Last Update: December 6, 2020 / 23:09:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-702

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQE performing flight KL-702 from Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute at FL370 about 270nm southwest of Praia (Cape Verde) when the transponder stopped transmitting altitude information. ATC confirmed that neither Mode-S nor Mode-C continued to transmit any altitude information, all other Mode-S and ADS-B information continued to be transmitted. The aircraft was able to continue to Amsterdam where the aircraft landed safely on runway 18R about 6 hours later around 05:00L.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5 hours, then departed again but needed to return due to the same problem, see Incident: KLM B772 at Amsterdam on Dec 3rd 2020, transponder problems.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQE
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
Dec 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-702

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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