KLM flight to Tokyo returned to Amsterdam

Editorial

A KLM flight to Tokyo returned to Amsterdam due to a technical problem Friday night.

Flight #KL861 to Tokyo turned around to Amsterdam, just as it was flying above Russia. The Boeing 777-200 quickly descended to FL140 or 14,000 feet. According to a KLM spokesperson, the 777 turned around due to a “technical problem”, local media reports. None of the people on board are said to have been in danger. Passengers are accommodated in hotels and can fly to Tokyo yet again tomorrow.

This post may be updated as more facts become known.

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