TUI Nederland B788 near Curacao on Apr 17th 2022, cracked windshield

Last Update: April 18, 2022 / 16:20:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OR-703

Departure
Bonaire

Aircraft Registration
PH-TFL

ICAO Type Designator
B788

A TUI Airlines Nederland Boeing 787-8, registration PH-TFL performing flight OR-703 from Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute at FL390 about 150nm east of San Juan (Puerto Rico) and about 490nm northeast of Curacao (Curacao) when the crew decided to divert to Curacao due to a crack in the windshield. The aircraft landed safely on Curacao's runway 10 about 90 minutes after turning around.

The airline reported the captain noticed a crack in the windshield and decided to divert to Curacao. All hotels in Curacao are busy, about a hundred passengers could not be immediately be accomodated, the airline is applying all resources to find shelter for the passengers, they even tried an empty nursing home.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-TFL
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
787-8
ICAO Aircraft Type
B788
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
Apr 17, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OR-703

Departure
Bonaire

Aircraft Registration
PH-TFL

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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