Photo: Frans Berkelaar
A KLM Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Houston Intercontinental (USA), was enroute about 80nm west of Donegal (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam reporting a minor technical problem.
The aircraft descended for the way back and landed safely on Amsterdam’s runway about 90 minutes after the decision to return and stopped on the runway. Emergency services reported the gear doors were hanging down, the crew advised they did have a hydraulic fault.
The crew shut the engines down for an inspection by the emergency services and subsequently reported that the brakes were becoming quite warm.
The aircraft was towed to the apron about 20 minutes after landing.