KLM B772 near Varna on Nov 4th 2023, transponder problems

Last Update: November 7, 2023 / 16:36:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 4, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-895

Destination
Shanghai, China

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQP performing flight KL-895 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Shanghai (China), was enroute at FL330 about 40nm east of Varna (Bulgaria) when the crew did not receive clearance to enter Turkish Airspace with a failed transponder. The crew decided to turn around and return to Amsterdam telling Amsterdam Approach, that only one transponder had failed and the others were working, however, they did not have any ADS-B. The aircraft landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 18R about 5.5 hours after departure.

The rotation was cancelled.

The aircraft returned to service about 22 hours after landing back in Amsterdam.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQP
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
Nov 4, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-895

Destination
Shanghai, China

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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