KLM’s Boeing aircrafts experience altimeter problems

11th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

KLM’s Boeing aircrafts have been troubled by altitude meters, reports a radio station.

THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch airline KLM has had trouble with altimeters in Boeing aircraft 17 times in the past six months, reports a news radio station BNR quoting confidential documents.

The crash of Turkish Airlines Boeing 717 Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in February was due to a faulty altimeter, reveals preliminary report of the crash. The faulty altitude meter had caused the engine of the plane to shut down, resulting in the death of nine passengers when the plane crash-landed and broke into three parts.

KLM staff believe every aircraft in the Boeing 737 fleet should be checked, according to the report by BNR.

However, an airline spokesman for KLM maintains there are no problems with their current aircraft and declined to comment on technical problems that may have been experienced in the past.

At Schiphol Airport, work to clear the wreckage of the crashed Boeing is underway.

Cranes will first raise the cockpit as the team wants to examine antenna located on the underside of the plane.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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