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2023-02-11 at 18:07 #393043Nat QuinnKeymaster
Passasiers aan boord van ’n vlug van Amsterdam na Johannesburg was histeries en het ‘gesnik’ en ‘gebewe’ nadat ’n brand in ’n kombuisoond ‘giftige dampe’ in die kajuit veroorsaak het, volgens getuies wat aan boord van die vliegtuig was.
Volgens die webtuiste Paddle Your Own Kanoo het lugwaardinne aan boord van die KLM Royal Dutch Airlines-vlug gehaas om die brand te blus nadat hulle spesiale asemkappe afgesak het om hulle teen die dampe en die hitte te beskerm.
I was on flight #KLM591 that declared an emergency (squawking 7700) and re-routed back to Schipol.
Here’s a video of the plane letting off fuel so we could land safely ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Bo18AV2PSc
— Tiana Cline (@tianatweets) February 9, 2023
Die brand het ongeveer twee uur ná die vlug uitgebreek, maar ten spyte van wat na ’n ernstige noodsituasie gelyk het, het die vlieëniers van die Boeing 777-200 besluit om terug te keer na Amsterdam eerder as om na ’n nabygeleë lughawe te vertrek.
Passasier Tiana Cline het aan die nuusdiens gesê dat dit gevoel het “asof sy in ’n fliek was”. Sommige van hulle het gebewe en ander het gesnik na hul asem. Tiana sê dit het gelyk of almal vreesbevange was.
KLM flight #KL591 is squawking 7700 (emergency) and is returning to Amsterdam.
Reason is currently unknownhttps://t.co/BEWG8OHSSd pic.twitter.com/zypL3ie0Iw
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 9, 2023
A Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V (KLM) Royal Dutch Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Johannesburg was forced to divert back to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Thursday.
This was because there was an oven fire in the kitchen of the aircraft.
KLM flight KL591 departed the airport at 11:30 and was scheduled to arrive in Johannesburg at 22:10 on Thursday.
No casualties were reported.
“Cabin crew swiftly extinguished the fire,” the airline said in a statement.
Tiana Cline, who was travelling for business, said the incident happened about two-and-a-half hours into the flight.
She told News24 she was wearing headphones and working when she noticed a crowd of around 30 people in front of her.
She said:I took my headphones off and realised that people were crying. Women were holding onto each other and looking really nervous.
According to Cline, passengers saw smoke at the back of the plane, which prompted the cabin crew to move passengers to the middle.
There was a strange smell in the air, with one woman saying she inhaled “toxic fumes”.
“One male flight attendant came back from the [kitchen] and he looked like he had climbed down a chimney,” she said.
Cline said the crew was helpful and tried to remain calm. They gave passengers damp towels to assist with the toxic smoke, but they still looked “frazzled”.
The plane had no WiFi, so they were unable to message their families as to what was going on, she said.
According to Cline, fuel was released from the plane to make it lighter.
The plane landed with a “thump” on its return in the afternoon, to the sound of applause, she said.
However, Cline said many passengers remained distressed, with some people in shock and a lady was seen sobbing in her seat.
All passengers were booked on a new flight with a new cabin crew. The new flight landed in Johannesburg early on Friday morning.
The incident could have been far worse , said Cline, but she was glad to be safe and at home.
She thanked the cabin crew for their clear communication and assistance.
In an email to passengers on the flight, which News24 has seen, KLM apologised to passengers and said they were entitled to compensation.
“We can imagine that you may have been worried by this situation, but your safety was never at stake. You can rest assured that our engineering and maintenance division will thoroughly check all systems to establish the exact cause and solve it before this aircraft will be deployed again,” the email read.
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