KLM B739 at Amsterdam on Nov 1st 2016, on an engine and a half following multiple bird strikes

Last Update: November 2, 2016 / 21:46:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1681

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A KLM Boeing 737-900, registration PH-BXR performing flight KL-1681 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), departed Amsterdam's runway 36C and was in the initial climb still in contact with tower when the crew declared PAN PAN PAN reporting an engine (CFM56) failure following multiple bird strikes, about eight birds, they would maintain runway heading and climb to 3000 feet, they still had "well, an engine and a half". Tower instructed to maintain 2000 feet and vectored the aircraft for a return to runway 27, where the aircraft landed without further incident about 25 minutes after departure.

A runway inspection recovered a number of dead birds from the runway.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 24 hours after landing back with damage to the right hand engine.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1681

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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