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Air India Flight Diverts to Ankara due to Medical Emergency

Sunday, February 19, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air India Flight Diverts to Ankara due to Medical Emergency

Air India flight 130 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Ankara, Turkey, on February 16th. The plane flying from London, England, to Mumbai, India, was diverted after a 63-year-old Portuguese passenger suffered a suspected cardiac arrest. The plane landed safely. The passenger, identified as Agnelo Bareto, was rushed to a hospital.... »

Austrian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Austrian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Austrian Airlines flight OS-26 made an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 6th. The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Bangkok, Thailand, to Vienna, Austria, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Middle East Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Fight Breaks Out Between Passengers

Saturday, January 14, 2017
By George Hatcher

A Middle East Airlines flight had to divert and make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 11th. The plane heading from Beirut, Lebanon, to London, United Kingdom, was diverted after a violent fight broke out between two passengers. The crew were able to separate the two passengers before the plane landed safely.... »

Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Turkey

Thursday, January 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Turkey

Germania Airlines flight ST-6334 had to divert for an emergency landing in Dalaman, Turkey, on January 10th. The plane flying from Erfurt, Germany, was on approach to Antalya, Turkey, it was struck by lightning and began experiencing turbulence. The crew aborted approach and diverted to Dalaman where the plane landed safely. All passengers and... »

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bird Strike

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bird Strike

Turkish Airlines flight TK-2408 had to return and make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 28th. The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Antalya, Turkey, but had to turn back after the left engine ingested birds. The plane landed back safely. All 176 people aboard remained unharmed. The airline arranged a replacement... »

Pegasus Airlines Plane Returns to Istanbul after Bird Strike

Saturday, November 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pegasus Airlines Plane Returns to Istanbul after Bird Strike

Pegasus Airlines flight PC-383 had to return and make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 25th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Hamburg, Germany, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a bird strike. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. The airline arranged... »

Bird-Hit Turkish Airlines Plane Safely Lands in Istanbul

Friday, September 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Turkish Airlines Plane Safely Lands in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines flight TK-1668 was hit by an eagle in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 7th. The Airbus A321-200 plane flying from Hamburg, Germany, was on final approach to Istanbul Airport when an eagle got trapped in the nose gear. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Turkish Airlines flight TK-1665 made an emergency landing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey, on August 22nd. The plane took off for Hamburg, Germany, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported they could not retract the landing gear. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. The airline arranged a replacement plane... »

Bird-Hit Qatar Airways Plane Returns to Istanbul

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Qatar Airways Plane Returns to Istanbul

Qatar Airways flight QR-240 had to return and make an emergency landing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey, on August 18th. The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Doha, Qatar, but had to return shortly afterwards after its engine ingested a bird. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Asiana Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Turkey after Lightning Strike

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Asiana Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Turkey after Lightning Strike

Asiana Airlines flight OZ-551 made a safe emergency landing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey, on August 13. The Airbus A330-300 flying from Seoul, South Korea, was about to reach when it received a lightning strike. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

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