KLM A332 near Dublin on Jan 9th 2024, engine unresponsive

Last Update: January 14, 2024 / 18:22:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-777

Aircraft Registration
PH-AOE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A KLM Airbus A330-200, registration PH-AOE performing flight KL-777 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Sint Maarten (Sint Maarten), was enroute at FL340 about 10nm northwest of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew changed course to return to Amsterdam reporting one of their engines (CF6) had become unresponsive. The aircraft climbed to FL350, while enroute back to Amsterdam, but over Wales (UK) the crew began a descent to FL100 and turned south. The aircraft levelled off at FL100 about 20 minutes after beginning the descent and entered a hold at FL100 west of Cardiff,WL (UK) for about 30 minutes. Subsequently the aircraft climbed to FL310 and returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing on runway 36C about 3:10 hours after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 25 hours before returning to service.

The airline reported a technical defect as reason for the return.

Passenger Thomas, who also posted below in the reader comments, told The Aviation Herald, that the captain announced there was a low oil indication for one of the engines, they would descend to hold and burn fuel. The inflight meal service, which was in progress at that time, continued normally. The passenger noticed that while in the hold the speed brakes of the aircraft remained extended. The aircraft subsequently returned to Amsterdam, where maintenance looked at the right hand engine (CF6).
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-AOE
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
Airbus S.A.S. (Société par Actions Simplifiée)
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-203
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
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
Jan 9, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-777

Aircraft Registration
PH-AOE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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