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May 9 '18 15:20

A KLM flight from Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur had to make an unscheduled landing in Phuket on Tuesday after an overheating cellphone started smoking on board.

According to KLM, the plane was landed on the Thailand island - the closest airport at the time - as a precautionary measure. "At no time were passengers or crew in danger", the airline said in a statement.

A safety check was done, and the plane was released for departure shortly after the unscheduled stop. But due to compulsory crew work and rest times, the flight did not continue to Kuala Lumpur immediately.

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May 9 '18 08:49

In a strange coincidence, two hot air balloons made unplanned landings in Tilburg on Tuesday. One landed in a small field in the middle of a residential area, the other landed on a football field a few minutes later. The two precautionary landings seem to be unrelated, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Aug 14 '17 10:30

KLM flight KL941 from Schiphol to Cagliari on Sardinia had to make an unplanned landing in Genoa, Italy on Sunday due to air pressure problems. "Passengers were never in danger", a spokesperson for the Dutch airline said to RTL Nieuws. 

"There was a decompression on board, the air pressure in the cabin changed", the KLM spokesperson said. This triggered the oxygen masks to come down. The pilot took the plane down to a lower air layer and landed at the nearest airport, in Genoa. The decompression was caused by a technical defect.

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