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KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:29 pm

Just to inform you about an accident just happened to a KLM B737 at AMS during landing at rwy 18R in very bad weather. No further details available right now.
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:36 pm

Eric, keep us updated please.

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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:36 pm

According to teletext the Boeing 737 landed on the Polderbaan during heavy rain activity. There were 180 passengers onboard.
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:43 pm

Teletext also mentions that "only" the nosewheel is of the runway. Passengers deboarded via stairs.

[Edited 2006-08-12 12:43:54]
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:52 pm

Wonder if it happened during the landing or during the runwayexit...normally they land at the polderbaan with no reversers and let the aircraft roll until the last exit...that would be a perfect to slide of the taxiway....
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:52 pm

According to luchtvaartnieuws.nl (dutch only) there were 190 passengers on board.

The aircraft (737-900) left the runway or taxitrack immediately after landing around 1130 lt; landing took place during a heavy downpour, aquaplaning seems to be the most likely cause. Nobudy got heard the passengers brought to the terminal by bus. Flight was KL1002 from LHR.

[Edited 2006-08-12 12:56:47]
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:53 pm

Thanks for the info, Eric, Teletext states also, that the aircraft came from London (Heathrow); all passengers safe !
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:59 pm

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Thanks for the info, Eric, Teletext states also, that the aircraft came from London (Heathrow); all passengers safe !

That's good news.
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:03 pm

Look at the weather at SPL at the moment...just a bit rainy  Wink
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:26 pm

Some screen caps from the national news at 13.00; apparently it is the PH-BXP:

http://members.lycos.nl/ridetheclouds/12aug/PDVD_002.jpg

http://members.lycos.nl/ridetheclouds/12aug/PDVD_004.jpg

http://members.lycos.nl/ridetheclouds/12aug/PDVD_005.jpg

http://members.lycos.nl/ridetheclouds/12aug/PDVD_008.jpg

http://members.lycos.nl/ridetheclouds/12aug/PDVD_009.jpg
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:33 pm

Quoting Sky (Reply 5):
aquaplaning

What else would you expect of a meerkoet (crested coot)...

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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:42 pm

According personal sources at the local fire brigade (don't take it official please) the aircraft was hit by lightning when reversing speed on the runway. This caused failure of operational systems on board?!
At the moment I took some pictures, also a smaller tornado was around the place. So you can understand that the weather was really serious this morning at AMS.

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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:46 pm

I can easily imagine how a lightning strike would cause this. I hope the pax didnt freak out.

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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:49 pm

This image is now waiting in the queue...



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[Edited 2006-08-12 14:02:51]
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:54 pm

Seems like it doesn't have any damage.
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:00 pm

won't be any problem getting people their carryon luggage back...
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:00 pm

Nice Pics.
Glad it was not serious.And the NLG held.  Smile
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:06 pm

Interesting. I'll be flying through AMS Monday morning.
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Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:16 pm

 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:32 am

Bet those passengers aren't feeling to lucky. All the aggro at LHR and then to come off the runway at AMS. Looks like someone didn't want them to get home  biggrin 

Glad everyone's ok, doesn't look like it came too far off the runway.
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:37 am

Oh, hi. Just think of the AF accident at YYZ last year! I'd be feeling quite lucky to know my flight was safe and vetted and that all I had to do was pull a run in my stockins to deboard!  Wow!
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:58 am

Must have been a dramatic moment, but I'm really glad that everyone is ok. It seems that the pilot did his best as the airplane seems to have little to no damage and just got off the runway by the nosewheel.

The only advantage I see is that now passengers won't have to wait such a long time taxiing to/from the Polderbaan to the terminal  Wink

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 10):
What else would you expect of a meerkoet (crested coot)...

hahaha, never expected that the plane took it so literal :P

Quoting Joffie (Reply 18):
OH shit, what have i done...

Actually my first thought regarding the picture was like:

"ok! i'm going in reverse, tell me before I hit something!"

haha
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:55 am

I'll be probably better to talk about incident... because I've thought the worst when I've seen the topic title.
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:35 am

Is everyone ok in that plane?
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:51 am

Quoting Pikky02 (Reply 23):
Is everyone ok in that plane?

Reply no.6 gives the answer,
but let's mention again that everybody (pax and crew) got out safely and without injuries by using stairs.
The aircraft has been removed from her position and is now in the maintenance area. The runway 18R-36L is back in service at Saturday evening.
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:05 am

Quoting Sky (Reply 5):
According to luchtvaartnieuws.nl (dutch only) there were 190 passengers on board.

How can this be the case when the non-ER 739 may only take 189 ? Maybe total of 190 persons on board ?
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:13 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 25):
How can this be the case when the non-ER 739 may only take 189 ? Maybe total of 190 persons on board ?

Could be 4 things:
1. 190 = pax+crew (total SOB 190)
2. 190= 189 pax + 1 non-rev on a jumpseat (+crew=total SOB 196)
3. 190= pax + no-seat occupying infant(s) + crew
4. 190= all of the above= pax+inf+jumpseat non-rev+crew
[Edited 2006-08-12 22:14:26]

[Edited 2006-08-12 22:15:04]
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:16 am

Quoting SK601 (Reply 26):

Ah thanks, I didn't think about infants.

The load factor must have been stunning.
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:32 am

It were 190 passengers +7 crew, thus totalling 197 souls (info from teletext)...
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:49 pm

Glad no body got hurt...................................
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:46 pm

I just returned from AMS via a KLM B747-400 2 days ago... pretty scary.
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:46 pm

Quoting Joffie (Reply 18):
http://members.lycos.nl/ridetheclouds/12aug/PDVD_004.jpg

OH shit, what have i done...

No no no....

"Hey, can we get som friggin coffie up here, I am really stressed!"  Smile

Wierd how they didn't go to alternate, when the weather was that bad. And if they didn't know the runway was in that bad condition, isn't there people on the ground who is suppose to know that kind of information?
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:14 pm

Quoting Elite (Reply 30):
I just returned from AMS via a KLM B747-400 2 days ago... pretty scary.

Sorry, but this sounds really pathetic. As you can see on the pictures the plane just missed a turn at a very low speed, it hardly deserves a name. What in the world makes you feel scary about a flight on a 744 via AMS a few days ago?
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:40 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 27):
The load factor must have been stunning.

morning flights from London are always packed.
In fact, most flights from London are packed, at peak times the switch from 737s to larger aircraft like 767s.
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:49 pm

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 33):

Specially due to BA that cancelled all flight from and to AMS from LHR. Day before yesterday a MD-11 flew the route AMS - LHR -AMS.
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:51 pm

Quoting Sky (Reply 34):
Day before yesterday a MD-11 flew the route AMS - LHR -AMS.

KL1007/1008 was operated by the MD11 on August 10 because of the cancelation of a couple of services during the day after the terrorism related events in the UK. The flight operated 11 hours behind schedule and was first set to be operated by a full pax B744 but KLM had to abandon that plan when another B744 that was scheduled to operate KL713 to PBM broke down and the LHR-boud B744 had to be used. In order to anyway haul a large number of backlog passengers, KLM used the MD11 that came back from LIM to shuttle up and down to LHR. Because of that, the evening CAI departure KL553 had to be delayed by 3 hours.
 
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RE: KLM B737 Accident At AMS

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 17):
Interesting. I'll be flying through AMS Monday morning.

Don't worry please! Thankfully nothing serious happened. I'm sure the passengers were scared (I would be) but I trust KLM's crew to have handled this professionaly.

I got into AMS from MEX a few hours later and nothing was late or otherwise out of order in Amsterdam. Sun was shining too. We didn't use RWY 18R so I didn't see if the aircraft was still there, we used RWY06 which is the logical runway, coming over the Atlantic with easterly winds. Right now (1730 AMS time) Polderbaan is being used again for departures as RWY36L so the a/c has been towed.
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