KLM B772 at Amsterdam on Aug 8th 2012, rejected takeoff

Last Update: August 9, 2012 / 06:06:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-881

Destination
Hangzhou, China

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A KLM Boeing 777-200, registration PH-BQO performing flight KL-881 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Hangzhou (China) with 337 people on board, rejected takeoff from Amsterdam's runway 24 at high speed (ground speed above 135 knots). Tower reported smoke from the main landing gear. The aircraft came to a safe stop on the runway, emergency services responded monitoring and cooling the overheated brakes, that had reached more than 600 degrees Centigrade.

The aircraft remained on the runway for more than an hour. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron where passengers disembarked.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration PH-BQB departed Amsterdam with a delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-881

Destination
Hangzhou, China

Aircraft Registration
PH-BQO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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