KLM B772 over Atlantic on Mar 13th 2015, failure of weather radar

Last Update: March 13, 2015 / 22:00:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-791

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQD performing flight KL-791 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was enroute at FL340 over the Atlantic about 200nm northwest of La Coruna,SP (Spain) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam due to a malfunctioning weather radar. The aircraft descended to FL270 for the flight back and landed safely back in Amsterdam about 2 hours later.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration PH-BQG departed Amsterdam about 2 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Sao Paulo with a delay of 5:45 hours.
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
Mar 13, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-791

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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