Topic Author
Posts: 1059
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 4:41 am

More Turkish A340 Problems, Other Incidents

Tue Jan 04, 2000 4:24 am

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - A New York-bound Turkish Airlines plane was forced to return to Istanbul airport twice Monday due to technical problems, an airport official said.

The plane landed both times without incident and the passengers were flown to New York on a different aircraft, said Mehmet Can of the departures control center.

Can said the plane returned shortly after its first take off due to a technical problem. After that problem was fixed, it took off again and flew for about one hour before returning to Istanbul's airport.

Can gave no details on the technical problems that the plane encountered. Ayhan Metin, another official at the departures control center, said the problems were not related to the millennium bug.

The Anatolia news agency said a failure affected the front wheel-carriage of the aircraft. It also reported that the same Airbus 340 was forced to make an emergency landing on Saturday after colliding with a flock of seagulls, knocking out two of the plane's four engines.

Officials could not confirm the Anatolia report. Turkish Airlines officials were unavailable for comment.

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos