KLM B738 at Amsterdam on Mar 4th 2013, smoke in cockpit and cabin

Last Update: March 4, 2013 / 13:58:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 4, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1623

Aircraft Registration
PH-BGA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A KLM Boeing 737-800, registration PH-BGA performing flight KL-1623 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Milan Linate (Italy), was in the initial climb out of Amsterdam's runway 18L when the crew donned their oxygen masks, stopped the climb at 2000 feet reporting smoke in the cockpit and cabin and advising they would evacuate the aircraft on the runway. The aircraft was assigned runway 18R for landing, while positioning for the approach approach control queried whether the crew could accept 18C due to another emergency on approach to runway 18R. The crew accepted runway 18C, advised that the situation on board had improved sufficiently that an evacuation was no longer needed and landed safely on that runway about 13 minutes after departure. The aircraft taxied to the gate with emergency services in trail.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PH-BXB departed Amsterdam about 2.5 hours after landing and reached Milan with a delay of 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 4, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1623

Aircraft Registration
PH-BGA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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