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Turkish Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines flight TK-541 made an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 13th.

The Boeing 737-900 plane took off for Niamey, Niger, but the crew received a tail strike indication during departure and decided to return.

The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

AH5017 Air Algerie First reported missing. 116 Aboard in McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Crash in Niger

On July 24, 2014, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 leased from SwiftAir and flown for Air Algérie disappeared fifty minutes into the flight between Ouagadougou Airport and its destination in Algiers, Algeria. Pilots requested a route change request due to weather.

The hundred and ten passengers and six Spanish crew members were aboard. Algiers is a transit point for Lebanese flying home to Beirut. Twenty Lebonese were aboard, including Fadi Rustom and Joseph Hajj from Aintoura, and Omar Ballan from Ghazir. About fifty French may be aboard also.

The most recent report is that the plane crashed in Niger, according to Elnahar TV.

Mali is unstable, but an airline spokesperson said unofficially “the fighters have shoulder-fired weapons which could not hit an aircraft at cruising altitude.”

METAR Weather report:
01:00 UTC / 01:00 local time:
DFFD 240100Z 23008KT 9999 FEW020 BKN100 26/23 Q1015 NOSIG
02:00 UTC / 02:00 local time:
DFFD 240200Z 22006KT 9999 TS FEW020 FEW033CB BKN100 25/23 Q1014 TEMPO 4000 TSRA


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