KLM B744 near Cairo on Jan 16th 2017, loose part on wing

Last Update: January 17, 2017 / 22:46:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-565

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
PH-BFL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFL performing flight KL-565 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Nairobi (Kenya) with 376 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 180nm southwest of Cairo (Egypt) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam. The aircraft descended to FL360 and landed safely back in Amsterdam about 4:20 hours after turning around.

The airline reported outside European Airspace something was discovered on the wing which wasn't supposed to tbe loose. The crew decided to return to Amsterdam because a certified engineer was required to perform the repair and no such engineer would have been available in Nairobi.

Passengers were aware of the problem on the wing and were told in flight, that they were returning to Amsterdam and raised a lot of questions in flight.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-565

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
PH-BFL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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