I saw a Turkish A340 climbing out of LHR runway 09R this morning around 9.30 and noticed it had the latest Turkish livery like the new A330s. I went to tune my radio to the Clacton departure control to get the flight number so that i could tie up the registration later on a Acars/Sbs-1 website.
I thought it was late to be theTurkish flight 1982 flight, which is the normal early morning departure.
When i heard Turkish 2 i knew straight away it was a diversion as this flight normally operates between JFK and IST. I managed to tie up the reg on the Turkish flight 1 on the 23rd which was TC-JDM, with Turkish 2 ex JFK on the 23rd almost certainly the same aircraft that was at LHR 24th. TC-JDM being the first Turkish A340 i have seen in the latest A330 style livery with the noticable leaf or what ever it is at the rear fuselage.