KLM B739 near Bucharest on Jul 1st 2013, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: July 8, 2013 / 15:31:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1613

Destination
Istanbul, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A KLM Boeing 737-900, registration PH-BXS performing flight KL-1613 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Istanbul (Turkey), was enroute at FL350 about 90nm southwest of Bucharest (Romania) when an engine (CFM56) failed forcing the crew to shut the engine down. The aircraft diverted to Bucharest's Otopeni Airport for a safe landing on runway 08R about 30 minutes later.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were taken to hotels overnight.

The airline confirmed the aircraft diverted to Bucharest for technical reasons.

A passenger reported an "engine blew". Another passenger reported the engine failed, a big mess followed at the airport after which the passengers were taken to hotels overnight.

The incident aircraft remained on the ground until Jul 5th.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BXS
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
737-900
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
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
Jul 1, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1613

Destination
Istanbul, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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