KLM B78X over Atlantic on Feb 12th 2024, toilets on strike - or not?

Last Update: February 14, 2024 / 18:04:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-601

Aircraft Registration
PH-BKF

ICAO Type Designator
B78X

A KLM Boeing 787-10, registration PH-BKF performing flight KL-601 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL320 over the Atlantic Ocean about 100nm southeast of Vagar (Faroe Islands) about 1 hour into the flight, when the crew turned the aircraft around to return to Amsterdam. About 10 minutes later the aircraft again turned around to continue the flight, but about another 2 hours later, now enroute at FL340 about 200nm northeast of Kulusuk (Greenland), the aircraft again turned around and this time returned to Amsterdam where the aircraft landed without further incident about 6.5 hours after departure.

Passengers reported all toilets on board stopped working prompting the crew to turn around, however, one toilet subsequently "decided" to work again prompting the crew to now continue the journey. That toilet however failed again prompting the return to Amsterdam.

The airline reported it became apparent that the toilets were no longer working. As this affected several toilets the aircraft returned to Amsterdam.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BKF
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
787-10
ICAO Aircraft Type
B78X
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-601

Aircraft Registration
PH-BKF

ICAO Type Designator
B78X

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