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boysteve
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Turkish Airspace Restrictions

Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:37 am

I originally posted this in the 'MAN news 47' thread but thought It deserved it's own thread in case any other members have seen similar behaviour with other flights/airlines.
Anyway today's EK017 (DXB - MAN) has been diverted to MUC 'due to operational reasons'. Flightradar24 shows that it left DXB via a normal route up over Baghdad heading NNW towards Eastern Turkey. It got to within 30kms of Turkish airspace when it then did a sharp about turn and headed SW and over Central Syria, Cyprus, Greek Islands. It is now over Bosnia (10:15GMT, 11:15CET). Looking at the route on flight radar it seems to have been denied permission to enter Turkish airspace and had to skirt round the South of Turkey, has it Syrian diplomats on board perhaps?
Anyway, this substantial diversion has obviously meant a fuel shortage and hence the stop at MUC.[/quote]

We all saw the news of Turkish fighter planes forcing a Syrian Airways A320 to land as the said it contained military equipment (which Syria denied). The Turkish government said that it would not allow it's airspace to be used by the Syrian government, so what or who do they think is on today's EK017? Other EK flights have taken a more 'normal' route over Turkey today? Also has anyone else witnessed similar behaviour with other flights recently?
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leftyboarder
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RE: Turkish Airspace Restrictions

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:07 am

Ankara ESB radar was damaged due to fire... Now back to normal. Here's in Turkish: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/22059362.asp
 
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RE: Turkish Airspace Restrictions

Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:15 pm

A380 flight EK001 DXB-LHR had to make a very late air diversion over Syria to avoid ANKARA FIR and later - in anticipation of holding delays at LHR - diverted to AMS to take on extra fuel.

Flight was scheduled to arr. LHR 11:35 EK001 DUBAI LANDED 14:39

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