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KLM Plane Returns To Schiphol  
User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

I have just read on the local Amsterdam tv website (AT5) that a defective KLM plane returned to Schiphol. Here's a rough translation:

"On Wednesday alert passengers on a flight to New York noticed a strange vibration on one of the wings. One passenger alerted the P/A's to this, who in turn informed the pilots. The pilots noticed the unusual vibrations too, but cockpit instruments showed nothing amiss. ATC at Schiphol elected to order the plane (which was already over the Atlantic) to return to the Netherlands for inspection."

Unfotunately the article doesn't provide any more details such as aircraft type, etc.


Did the chicken or the egg get laid first?
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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

Any Links?

Quoting Tokolosh (Thread starter):
ATC at Schiphol elected to order the plane (which was already over the Atlantic)....

Another case of bad reporting here me thinks  Wink

ATC at Schiphol would not control the aircraft when it is over the Atlantic  Wink


Thanks

Lee



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User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Hi Lee,

No, I don't have any links (besides AT5.nl). I was hoping somebody else might know more. AT5 is generally very reliable.



Did the chicken or the egg get laid first?
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Such a return would most likely be ordered by company headquarters rather than ATC (given that the aircraft was well underway apparently).
ATC would have ordered a diversion to the nearest airport large enough to take it.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

The Captain will have elcted to turn the plane round, nobody else. Although he will have been in discussion with Amsterdam mechanics and HQ


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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Quoting Tokolosh (Thread starter):
Unfotunately the article doesn't provide any more details such as aircraft type, etc

If it was headed to NYC, its either a 777 to JFK or a 767 to EWR.

Adam


User currently offlineSchipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 5):
If it was headed to NYC, its either a 777 to JFK or a 767 to EWR.

Or it could be 744 (flight #643) as well in the evening. However, Fligth #643 arrived at 9:20PM (5 mins later than it's scheduled time). Flight #641 (777 service) arrived at 11:33PM at night (normal scheduled arrival time 4:10PM). So it must have been the 777 service (Flight 641).



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 6):
Or it could be 744 (flight #643)

Oops my bad - I was under the impression that both KL flights to JFK was 777.

Adam


User currently offlineSchipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 7):
Oops my bad - I was under the impression that both KL flights to JFK was 777

Well you are not wrong... sometimes it is 777 and sometimes 744. But the last couple of days it has been 744. However, KLM is now 2x 6 days a week to JFK.



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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

I may have been a 744 or a 777. KLM had some problems recently with the T7, so I assume that it was the 777 the one involved in the accident. Are there any more news or something?
Regards,
Adam



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