KLM B773 near Hong Kong on May 2nd 2017, engine failure

Last Update: May 3, 2017 / 13:52:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 2, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-808

Aircraft Registration
PH-BVA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A KLM Boeing 777-300, registration PH-BVA performing flight KL-808 from Taipei (Taiwan) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), had just step climbed from 9200 (~FL300) to 9500 meters (~FL311) when the crew reported the failure of the right hand engine (GE90). The crew decided to divert to Hong Kong, entered a hold at 9000 feet to dump fuel and landed safely on Hong Kong's runway 07R about 70 minutes after leaving 9500 meters. The crew requested emergency services to inspect the right hand engine before any door of the aircraft was opened and advised they had now shut down the engine. Emergency services reported the #2 engine appeared normal. The crew subsequently advised, passengers would disembark normally.

The airline reported a technical problem prompted the diversion to Hong Kong. On May 3rd 2017 the airline added, the engine needs to be replaced.

Passengers reported the crew explained they had an engine failure and therefore diverted to Hong Kong.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BVA
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
777-300ER
ICAO Aircraft Type
B77W
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
May 2, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-808

Aircraft Registration
PH-BVA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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