KLM B773 near Madrid on Mar 11th 2024, rattling noise from engine

Last Update: March 13, 2024 / 12:57:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-791

Aircraft Registration
PH-BVG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A KLM Boeing 777-300, registration PH-BVG performing flight KL-791 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was enroute at FL310 about 90nm northwest of Madrid,SP (Spain) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam. The aircraft descended to FL300 for the return, dumped fuel and landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 36C about 3:40 hours after departure.

The rotation was cancelled.

A passenger reported the captain told them there was a rattling noise coming from the engine he had never heard in 40 year of experience and he didn't feel comfortable to cross the Atlantic with.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Amsterdam due to a technical malfunction.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Amsterdam for about 30 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BVG
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
777-300ER
ICAO Aircraft Type
B77W
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
Mar 11, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-791

Aircraft Registration
PH-BVG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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