KLM Passengers Standed in Aruba … Good News Over 200 Passengers


A KLM flight was stranded in Aruba when it was determined that the MD-11 had engine problems that prevented it from taking off. However, luckily for the 200+ passenger that they landed in Aruba. Aruba seemed to have many available hotel rooms to put up the 200+ unexpected passengers from the KLM flight.

All of the passengers were able to take up shelter in hotels where according to a KLM-spokesman they ‘profited from all the comforts’

Lucky for these passengers that Aruba’s tourism is still floundering and that so many rooms were available at such short notice. One would think that with flourishing tourism that this would not be possible and  the rooms would have been booked. Especially on the weekend. So much for the reported positive tourism numbers out of Aruba.

Amigoe; August 6, 2007: KLM-passengers stranded due to MD-11 engine defect 

ORANJESTAD – The more than two hundred KLM-passengers scheduled to leave on Friday night were stranded on Aruba over the weekend due to engine defect. 

The plane departed from St.Maarten towards Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, and was scheduled to make a transit stop on the Reina Beatrix airport on Aruba. After landing on Aruba the inspection team discovered that three of the MD-11 engines did not meet the technical requirements.

All of the passengers were able to take up shelter in hotels where according to a KLM-spokesman they ‘profited from all the comforts’. They tried transferring ‘emergency cases’ to flights going through Curaçao to the United States. But because of the high season and all flights are fully booked, only a limited few were able to obtain seats.

Tonight the passengers will all be able to continue their journey with a Boieng 747 sent especially to Aruba by the airline company to pick up the stranded people as was confirmed by KLM’s regional manager on Curaçao, Wim Iserief. 


He also says that the airline company had to deal with double trouble over the weekend. A Combi-747 (for cargo and passengers) containing a new MD-engine arrived on Sunday, and had to turn back due to a defect of the so called maindeck highloader – a special apparatus of the KLM on the platform of the Reina Beatrix airport used to unload this type of cargo – while it had been tested the day before. In the meantime the machine has been repaired. Tonight the Combi will land on Aruba again with another engine and mechanics which will restore the MD. The Combi will take the remaining passengers along, while the MD-11 will return to Schiphol on a later date.

Posted August 7, 2007 by
Aruba, Travel | 65 comments

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    65 Responses to “KLM Passengers Standed in Aruba … Good News Over 200 Passengers”

    1. katablog on August 7th, 2007 9:32 am

      >>>‘profited from all the comforts’>>>>>

      Did that include lying, raping and murdering Arubans? Frosted flakes for everyone? Drugs?

      Is this the new effort by the ALE to get tourists since all those free trips on US game shows aren’t working?

    2. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 10:00 am
    3. Smish on August 7th, 2007 10:01 am

      After landing on Aruba the inspection team discovered that three of the MD-11 engines did not meet the technical requirements.

      LOL….If Aruba’s plane inspection team is anything like their ALE inspection team,they probably were so desperate for tourists that they lied about the plane being defective just so they could book somebody,anybody in their hotels.
      Karma Aruba!Karma……

    4. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 10:01 am

      Hey Chuckle Rat,

      Go look in the bathroom mirror
      and cinch up your man boobies,

      Jane Russell called while you were
      out to lunch today…

      She said a “Cross Your Heart
      Bra” ain’t gonna cut it.


    5. minnesota dad on August 7th, 2007 10:05 am

      So, when AHATA reports that their hotel bookings have risen significantly…do they need to put an asterisk next to it just like Barry Bonds Home Run total???


    6. Miss-Undestimated on August 7th, 2007 10:07 am

      Who was the inspection team?

    7. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 10:37 am

      DAY #799



      “We Get You There, and It Blows.”

      I feel sorry for the people
      delayed on that flight!
      To me a stay over
      in Aruba would be
      like having a cookout
      in a latrine. DON’T
      THE TONGS, bruddah.

      Oh nummy!

    8. Auntiem on August 7th, 2007 10:47 am

      OMG and these poor devils didn’t even want to go to Aruba!!!!! What’d they get Frosted Flakes for Breakfast, XTC for Lunch, Rape for Dinner?? Did they wake up the next morning?
      Actually if they were on KLM and had been to St.Maarteen, they were most likely DUTCH, and we know how They get treated on Aruba!!!VIP All the Way!!!! If they went to the French side there will be an International Investigation……ask Houston!

    9. Rammstein on August 7th, 2007 10:57 am

      you mean bad news for the 200, they could have been home in their much nicer home-country of the Netherlands, instead they were stranded on Aruba.

    10. LilPuma on August 7th, 2007 10:58 am

      I’m not going to comment on the ongoing exposure of Aruba’s not so safe reality, but I know there are Dutch posters and lurkers that come here and we all know there’s been a lot of disagreement and some animosity. So I just want to post that I was on another message board that does not deal with a lot of crime or political stuff. Someone asked for advice on what to see and do in The Netherlands and several people jumped in to say that the Dutch overall are very friendly people, they speak English and don’t expect you to speak Dutch as a tourist there (can you say France?). They went on to talk about canals, tours, outdoor activities, and what a beautiful place it is. I do hope the Dutch investigators have found some evidence of what happened to Natalee Holloway, but regardless, I thought I’d post something complimentary about the Dutch and their country.

    11. Lafontaine on August 7th, 2007 10:58 am

      There seems to be a discrepancy of information with regard to the ease of accommodation of the 200+ passengers as evidenced by the following article.

      KLM passengers
      stranded in Aruba


      ARUBA–More than 200 KLM passengers were stranded in Aruba after leaving St. Maarten to go the Netherlands on Friday, the airline company has confirmed.

      The airplane, an MD-11, made a stop in Aruba where, during a control, an engine problem was discovered.

      It wasn’t possible to fix the problem immediately. It was also impossible to book the passengers on another flight to the Netherlands because all flights were full, KLM spokesperson Bart Koster told Dutch World radio in an interview.

      He stressed that the KLM would not fly when there was the slightest doubt about safety. Koster could not confirm whether engine problems occurred more often on flights to and from the Antilles.

      The 210 passengers were brought to hotels in Aruba while KLM sent a Boeing 747 especially to transport the stranded passengers to the Netherlands. They left Aruba Monday evening and are expected to land at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam today, Tuesday, August 7.

      [b]Koster said it had not been easy to find hotel accommodation for all the passengers.[/b] Whether they would be compensated for damages for the three-day delay he couldn’t say. “The priority is to get them to the Netherlands as soon as possible. When they arrive they will receive a letter with the official reason for the delay and information regarding the authorities they can contact for any complaints.”

    12. Vicki on August 7th, 2007 11:16 am

      #11-more spin from their spokes ppl….they are payed to lie….
      good to see you Ramm.

      MD- thank goodness you are okay….I would like to talk to you about a travel show in Minosota coming in Sept….can you go to VolunteersforNatalee@gmail.com? Thanks

    13. Libby on August 7th, 2007 11:28 am

      MD, Glad to see your post! I Was worried about you when I heard about the bridge collapsing. Your family okay?

    14. FL on August 7th, 2007 11:45 am

      @LilPumaL Chapeau for LilPuma …. hmm … that’s French I guess :-D

      @SM: St. Maarten / St. Martin (one Island but 50 % Dutch and 50 % French government !) is not a popular destination for Dutch tourists. In fact, French travellers need to use the Dutch international airport of St. Maarten.

    15. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 11:52 am

      Just have to love those serial raping,
      carnivorous teenage girl executing
      Van der sloots & Kalpoes!!!

      a step child)

      If you could open up their heads on
      a hinge, you’d see worms and maggots
      crawling around in there.

      Here’s a new video from ZOLTAN that
      shows the Aruban ghetto mentality.

      2 – A – TEE!

      It’s raunchy and blue… but man is he RIGHT!



      Way to go Z.


    16. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 11:57 am



      Burn in hell. -j4n


    17. Susan on August 7th, 2007 12:51 pm

      Damn, the Arubans are sabotaging jet engines and taking passengers hostage just to fill up some hotel rooms!! Ain’t that some chit…

      Desperate times call for desperate measures…



    18. dennisintn on August 7th, 2007 2:29 pm

      roflmao, this is aruba’s new tourist recruitment system? decertify aircraft as they land. wring all you can out of the passengers before you let them go home. are airplane hijackings far behind? what a place, our aruba. always thinking ahead. aruba, home of the pariahs of the caribbean..

    19. brie on August 7th, 2007 2:52 pm

      I wonder how many actually got back on the plane…..bet the pimps cell phones were working over-time….

    20. Vicki on August 7th, 2007 3:08 pm

      Thanks for the numbers,SM..makes life easier….

    21. mayan_moons on August 7th, 2007 3:51 pm

      Yeeeow…..some good zingers there MD & dennisintn!

      And ChuckyVarmit cinching up his man booby’s speaks for itself! lol

    22. mayan_moons on August 7th, 2007 3:59 pm

      Yes MD it’s good to see your post coz i’ve been thinking of you too. The minute i heard the bridge fell i prayed that the fatalities & injuries would be few….of course there should have been NONE.

      Glad you are ok!~

    23. brie on August 7th, 2007 4:39 pm

      How many Arubans does it take to fix an engine…8…2 to hold the engine and 6 to turn the plane!!!

    24. mayan_moons on August 7th, 2007 5:01 pm

      ahhh i love the new video! lmao~

    25. brie on August 7th, 2007 5:02 pm

      Corny….I know!!! But I can just picture 6 Arubans on the runway turning the plane around trying to unscrew the engine…..Oh God!!!

    26. imogene on August 7th, 2007 5:32 pm

      Carpe #5.

      That was the singularly most immature post I’ve ever seen.

    27. mayan_moons on August 7th, 2007 5:34 pm

      lol #23 may be corny but i can see it clear as day!

    28. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 5:43 pm

      LOL Brie!

      That isn’t corny to me, they ARE ABSOLUTELY
      bass-ackwards like that, huh?



      PART #5


      Justice for her!

    29. Dutch citizen on August 7th, 2007 5:50 pm

      So funny…

      Oh well, I guess Americans have never been known for their sense of humour….

    30. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 6:33 pm

      Well, I am thrilled that you can read… but you can’t count apparently, because #5 was written by a very wise gentleman known as Minnesota Dad
      OR md, for short.

      Stick around, I’ll show ya some more!

      In yerrrrr effin ear with a Q-Tip,

      troll. -j4n

    31. brie on August 7th, 2007 6:57 pm

      SM…..how about a cartoon, Arubans fixin da plane!

    32. brie on August 7th, 2007 7:03 pm

      Too much cocoa…. Imogene!!!What’s you talkin’ bout?

    33. Joran Vandersloot raped her on August 7th, 2007 7:43 pm

      The Boycott Roll’s On!!!!I feel sorry for no one that travels to Aruba.They have been warned of the dangers there.why would anyone scrifice their family by vacationing in Aruba?

    34. Maggie on August 7th, 2007 8:10 pm

      I’m glad everyone was ok,,, Aruba couldn’t take another 200 people “overdosing on cocaine and burying themselves or taking themselves out to sea afterwards”.

      We do have a sense of humour in the U.S. unfortunately the Aruban authorities have treated Natalee’s disappearance like a farce, if it weren’t for the fact that a young 18 year old with such a bright future was robbed of her life, the last 2 years from Aruba would be the Academy Award winner for comedy.

    35. ben on August 7th, 2007 8:38 pm

      GO to foxnews, look for oreilly fox and friends, are what ever else is listed click on it towards the bottom left you will see a news tip box,flood it daily concernibg oreillys slander concerning Natalee.

    36. Miss-Underestimated on August 7th, 2007 9:34 pm

      Aruba, bait and swap.

    37. brie on August 7th, 2007 9:35 pm

      Thanks Ben….found it

    38. brie on August 7th, 2007 9:59 pm

      So the plane only has 3 engines…and all 3 did not meet technical requirements….such as….makes you wonder if the engines weren’t just fine before landing….wonder if Aruba will FINE them…..it’s just hard to believe they could find something wrong and manage to fit it!!!

    39. Miss-Underestimated on August 7th, 2007 9:59 pm
    40. brie on August 7th, 2007 10:00 pm

      #38..(edit)manage to fix it!!!

    41. Miss-Underestimated on August 7th, 2007 10:17 pm

      A US Representative from AL made some pretty strong comments that one does not do under normal circumstances. Here are some interesting (disturbing) comments from U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, said Saturday there were circumstances surrounding Holloway’s disappearance that warranted the FBI being heavily involved. He declined to give details. “The circumstances were disturbing,” said Bachus, who formally requested the FBI’s involvement. “I can’t get into it, but it’s something the family is aware of. There was an immediate recognition that this was not simply a teen who wandered off.”

    42. Miss-Underestimated on August 7th, 2007 10:26 pm


      Authorities declined to comment whether there was a relationship between the suspects and other three, earlier described as students — two Surinamese and a native of the Netherlands — who told police they dropped off Holloway at her hotel around 2 a.m. on May 30. Hotel employees, however, say that security cameras did not record her return.

      Sooo didn’t Joe T say that they had a video of Natalee returning to the HI?

    43. Miss-Underestimated on August 7th, 2007 10:36 pm

      Whooops, gangs surrounding cars of women????

      read it here

    44. Miss-Underestimated on August 7th, 2007 10:51 pm
    45. Patti on August 7th, 2007 11:24 pm

      KLM SUCKS!

      I have a close friend who is a flight attendant. She told me that a KLM flight from the Netherlands to New York had the toilet disposal system back-up. The blue water along with everything that normally goes into it was backing into the cabin and the carpet was soaked with it by the time the plane got to New York. The passengers couldn’t use the restroom for six hours and had to put up with the stink. The only thing the customers got in compensation for their discomfort were minimal discount coupons on their next flight. I wouldn’t fly KLM if my life depended on it.

      Aruba is just like those discount coupons, minimal compensation… they could have landed on a much better island.

    46. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 11:26 pm

      Someone should smoke this enflamed asho.

      There ain’t a tube of Preparation H big

      enough to make his hydroponic chronic

      ass swelling go down!

      Not even the SAM’S CLUB Walton sized

      GIGANTOR tube.



    47. Carpe Noctem on August 7th, 2007 11:36 pm

      Will someone throw me a fricken BONNNNE here?


    48. Patti on August 7th, 2007 11:45 pm


      My geography isn’t what it should be, but isn’t
      Aruba the opposite direction from the way the
      plane would be flying if it were going from St.
      Maarten to the Netherlands?

      Aruba was probably the ONLY island that had enough
      rooms to put up all those people.

      The Boycott must be Working!

      Boycott Aruba

    49. minnesota dad on August 8th, 2007 12:02 am


      Thanks for thinking about MD. Fortunately, I was not on the bridge up here. I had scheduled to drive from Minneapolis to Roseville in the afternoon but had my plans change. Would of used that bridge going to and back.

      As stories filter out, you start to find out who was on the bridge that you knew.

      I had one friend on the bridge section that didn’t collapse but was tilted heavily. Person said the worst part was watching the construction workers that were on that slab slide down and off that section. Fortunately, none of them died. Another friend was about an eighth of a mile from crossing the bridge and sitting in the traffic. Said she had seen nothing like it before.

      As I have said before, spooky stuff as I literally used that bridge eight to ten times per week as did many in the Twin Cities. That is why it is somewhat eerie….we all know that we got lucky and others didn’t.


    50. minnesota dad on August 8th, 2007 12:37 am


      I have stated before….our FBI/CIA knew what was taking place that evening. They knew everything. Google “Echelon” and you will understand.

      You will also understand why Bacchus stated the “Aruban Delegation” was so pissed about “wire taps”. Hard to cover-up a crime when all of the information has been conveniently collected against Joran and Paulus.

      While everyone has hypothesized about who Shango was…..my money now would be that Shango was an FBI/CIA agent. Through wiretaps/echelon, they were able to fully piece the story together. As they couldn’t publicly disclose due to how they obtained the info, Shango knew exactly what was going down and when it would go down. Same with Simian.

      So KLPD….when are you going to re-arrest Paulus? Or are you just going through the motions to make it look like you are actually investigating. Paulus is your perp.


    51. brie on August 8th, 2007 12:46 am

      Minnesota Dad, so glad to hear your OK….as we all know, it never hurts to count our blessings.

    52. mayan_moons on August 8th, 2007 12:59 am

      MD…..you guys are setting a good example by holding those responsible for bridge upkeep and repair feet to the fire. The stats on the bridge are like many many bridges nationwide & thats a scary thought & talk of increasing tolls or taxes to fix it is so bogus. The tax money was there to repair & maintain, it just gets diverted into somebody else’s pockets.


      When i was a child my only big fear
      was crossing bridges till i was 9 so
      watching your bridge going down blew
      me away.

    53. brie on August 8th, 2007 8:33 am

      It sure is a shame that people have to die before we take notice as to the lack of maintenance on our bridges….now numerous reports on how poor and unsafe it is concerning the structure and the passing over of our bridges.

    54. Miss-Undestimated on August 8th, 2007 9:00 am


      Then it gets perplexing. If our ppl know what happened, are the KLDP, stringing us along or is there a deal, with the US and the KLDP, to let this one go for the bigger fish?

      If they (dutch) are stringing us along, I assume that until they (Dutch) close this case, the US, as a courtesy to the Dutch investigation, can or will not devulge or press the crime.

    55. scooter on August 8th, 2007 9:18 am

      MD said: You will also understand why Bacchus stated the “Aruban Delegation” was so pissed about “wire taps”. Hard to cover-up a crime when all of the information has been conveniently collected against Joran and Paulus.

      Bachus never said that, never. Try to find any statement or interview of Bachus’ where he said that. It doesn’t exist.

    56. Carpe Noctem on August 8th, 2007 9:53 am
    57. Carpe Noctem on August 8th, 2007 10:40 am


      Bachus never said that, never. Try to find any statement or interview of Bachus’ where he said that. It doesn’t exist.


      When Alabama Congressman Bacchus left the meeting with the Aruban Delegation in Washington, he was asked by Greta Van Sustern what were the Arubans upset about? He replied – “WIRE TAPS”.

      So you have the US Federal Government wire tapping phones on Aruba and the Aruban Authorities tapping phones of the suspects. The answers to the case are right here.



    58. Susan on August 8th, 2007 12:52 pm

      Yo scooter, Ya better watch out before you get biotch slapped…lol! Don’t ya know not to question any of the authorities?

    59. minnesota dad on August 8th, 2007 1:57 pm


      My recollection is that there was a Greta VS interview subsequent to his meeting with the Aruba delegation.

      Someone here – or even SM may have that archived and can post.


    60. Carpe Noctem on August 8th, 2007 7:09 pm

      Oduber’s son, yeah…

      …yeah yeah, Nelson Oduber’s son raped

      the family maid… Yeah,

      Charlie Babbit my main man…

      A-A-A-A-Always gets his

      underwear at K-MART, yeah.

      definitely K-Mart.


      BOYCOTT ARUBA like
      your life depended
      on it.


      Actually, it DOES! -j4n


    61. Carpe Noctem on August 9th, 2007 6:34 am


      We do have a sense of humour in the U.S. unfortunately the Aruban authorities have treated Natalee’s disappearance like a farce,

      You got dat right, Vicki! Aruba is like a
      circus or a rodeo. The clowns pull up &
      get out of a car from the driver side, and march around only to get right back in.

      Joran always tries to make the case into a ME
      AND ARUBA against the USA type thing. He does that
      on purpose; it’s a PUBLIC RELATIONS SPIN tactic.




      JORAN: Solving this case is the only thing that’ll clear me and MY PEOPLE.


      His people didn’t do anything! He did. WHATTTT

      ….he got a frog in his pocket??? Who is ‘WE’

      Another clear example was black verses white. Which
      is effin crazy coo coo hysterical because Joran, the little BUTT PIRATE, is probably one of the whitest
      boys that ever lived! (those plaid shirts – puh-leeze) I think’ I’m fixin’ to dry heave!!

      The only thing he’s missing is a pocket
      protector for his pens, that insignificant,
      cromagnum man douchebag. Say hello to
      Mrs. Messingill for me, Joran.

      That lying game plan must have been drawn up by his pedophile, alcoholic, womanizing, gambling father, Paulus Van der sloot. ( sloot, sounds like PUNCH IN THROAT) Joran is not smart enough to have come up with that one all by himself.

      PAULUS is your point man, as far as tracing back
      to the initial cover-up. If somebody had shot Paulus right between the eyes within the first 2 weeks, this thing would have been over in hours or days.

      Paulus is misery, refined and bottled. … and
      dat is de truth!

      Justice for Natalee.
      Today is #801

    62. Carpe Noctem on August 9th, 2007 6:38 am

      AWWWWWWW Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      Good mornin’ evruh-body…


    63. Carpe Noctem on August 9th, 2007 6:49 am

      I HEART Nat-ski, bro bro =)


    64. Carpe Noctem on August 9th, 2007 7:24 am

      not vicki,

      I meant maggie… sorry

      I got all befused.

    65. nishika on August 9th, 2007 4:15 pm

      #45 that happened to be a Continental Airlines plane… same airline that got me stuck in houston for 24 hours last tuesday…

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