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KLM Boeing 777-300ER Diverts to Beijing on New Years Eve

MIAMI – A KLM (KL) Boeing 777-300ER operating flight KL896 from Shanghai (PVG) to Amsterdam (AMS) faced an engine issue on December 31.

The flight appears to have been smooth until the aircraft turned around north of Irkutsk (IKT). The aircraft eventually descended from FL250 before making a one-engine landing at Beijing (PEK).

KLM Boeing 777-300ER PH-BVA, the aircraft involved in the incident Photo: KLM

The Aircraft Involved


The aircraft involved in the incident is registered as PH-BVA and has been with KL since 2016.

While not entirely clear, it has been reported that maintenance workers at PEK found metallic read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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