KLM B744 at Amsterdam on Jan 7th 2016, bird strike

Last Update: January 27, 2016 / 21:49:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-691

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
PH-BFL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFL performing flight KL-691 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Toronto,ON (Canada), was in the initial climb out of Amsterdam's runway 24 when the crew reported, still on tower frequency, that they just had a bird strike on departure. The next departure, already lined up on the runway, was instructed to hold position due to the bird strike, a runway inspection would commence. After being handed off to departure frequency the crew advised that they had engine (CF6) vibrations following the bird strike, they might need to return to Schiphol Airport but for now continued the climb to FL130 and would advise. The aircraft entered a hold at FL130 for about 30 minutes, dumped fuel and returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing on runway 18R about 50 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration PH-BFB departed Amsterdam about 2:45 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Toronto with a delay of 3.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-691

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
PH-BFL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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