KLM B772 enroute on May 20th 2015, engine oil leak

Last Update: May 26, 2015 / 10:10:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-598

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQL performing flight KL-598 from Cape Town (South Africa) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute about 2.5 hours into the flight when the crew decided to return to Cape Town due to a suspected engine (GE90) oil leak. The aircraft descended to FL190, later FL180 and landed safely back in Cape Town about 5:45 hours after departure.

A passenger reported the crew announced an engine oil leak, the passenger believed it was the right hand engine. The passenger did not notice anything out of the ordinary apart from the crew announcement and the return to Cape Town. After arrival in Cape Town the passengers were advised, the repair would take two days, and they were taken to hotels.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart as flight KL-598D on May 22nd and reached Amsterdam with a total delay of 42 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQL
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
May 20, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-598

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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