Loss of pressurization Incident Boeing 737-9K2 (WL) PH-BXP, 09 Apr 2016
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Time:c. 05:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-9K2 (WL)
Owner/operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-BXP
MSN: 29600/924
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 138
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Manchester -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A KLM Boeing 737-900, registration PH-BXP performing flight KL-1072 from Manchester, UK, to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 138 passengers, was climbing out of Manchester, when the crew stopped the climb at about FL150 and rapidly descended the aircraft to FL090 due to problems with the cabin pressure.

After reaching 14,200 feet at 05:07 hours UTC, the aircraft descended to 9000 feet. This altitude was maintained until 05:21 when the aircraft climbed again to an altitude of FL310, which was reached at 05:31 UTC. The remainder of the flight was uneventful.

The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground 17 hours after landing.


1. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-passagiers-moeten-zuurstofmaskers-opzetten
2. https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/binnenland/dat-schrikken-klm-passagiers-moeten-zuurstofmaskers-op
3. http://avherald.com/h?article=496a7843&opt=0

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Aug 2006 PH-BXP KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 0 Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) min
6 Oct 2012 PH-BXP KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 0 Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Noord-Holland non
Mid-air collision.


Revision history:

09-Apr-2016 12:41 harro Added
10-Apr-2016 17:26 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Source]
10-Apr-2016 17:26 harro Updated [Location, Country, Source]
16-Sep-2017 16:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2022 23:35 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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