Accident at Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 ER, flight number TK2108, crashed its right wing into a lighting pole while taxiing to the runway for the Istanbul-Ankara flight. The plane, which was shaken with a great noise during the accident, destroyed the lighting pole. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this accident, which caused extensive damage.

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After the accident, the passengers, who were taken off the plane to be taken to another plane, were transferred to another Boeing 777-300 ER plane. After a delay of 2.5 hours, an official statement was made from THY regarding the flight, which continued its flight. In the statements made, only the accident was confirmed, and no explanation was given about the cause of the accident.

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It is not possible to have such a mast on the taxiway used by the Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, which has a 64-meter wing length, due to aviation rules. It is not yet known whether this accident was caused by pilot error or the ground handling tower of Istanbul Airport.

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