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KLM571 Diverting/Turning Back?  
User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4197 times:


I was looking on flightradar24.com when i saw the following:


Sorry it's a bit hard to see, the filter on the website makes the land go black.

Try clicking on the following link and then click on the aircraft to see the route it's taken today.


Strange routing it's taking. If it is diverting then why is it not diverting to another airport nearer to where it turned around, IE FCO. I thought that at one point it was hearding to MUC (from the kink in the routing), but i guess it could be returning to AMS.

Any idea why?


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User currently offlinefoxbravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3084 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

KLM website just says "diverted," and it appears to have landed back at AMS.

Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1043 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

I was once on a KLM flight AMS-FRA on one of their Fokker 70s. We had just begun our descent into Frankfurt, when the flight crew announced that they had discovered a problem (something on the MEL) that would prevent the dispatch of the aircraft from FRA if they landed there, and that the aircraft would be returning to AMS to deal with the problem. So after 45 minutes flying south, we did a long, drawn-out 180 and flew 45 minutes north to AMS.

It definitely made sense for KLM, because having an aircraft stuck on the ground at your home base where you can do something about it is a lot better than having it stuck on the ground at a spoke.

Perhaps something similar happened on this flight?

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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1716 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
Any idea why?

PH-BQB returned to AMS for technical reasons (double weather radar complaint); after repair, it left again for JRO+DAR with a 5 hours 53mins delay...

don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Maybe they ran out of coffee? 

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