KLM B772 near Salvador on Nov 15th 2014, cracked passenger window

Last Update: November 16, 2014 / 23:43:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 15, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-706

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQD performing flight KL-706 from Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute at FL330 about 100nm east of Salvador,BA (Brazil) when the crew decided to return to Rio de Janeiro due to a cracked passenger window. The aircraft descended to FL120 for the return and landed safely back in Rio de Janeiro about 135 minutes after the decision to return.

The airline confirmed a technical problem. The more than 300 passengers were taken to hotels.

Passengers reported a passenger window had cracked.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQD
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
777-200
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
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
Nov 15, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-706

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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