KLM B772 near Marseille on Jan 8th 2016, weather radar problem

Last Update: January 8, 2016 / 23:01:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-591

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQH performing flight KL-591 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was enroute at FL330 about 35nm north of Marseille (France) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam due to the failure of the weather radar. The aircraft landed safely back in Amsterdam about 95 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration PH-BQD departed about 2.5 hours later and reached Johannesburg with a delay of 7 hours.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned to Amsterdam due to the failure of the weather radar.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BQH
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
Jan 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-591

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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