Flying to Moscow plane emergency landing in Istanbul

An airliner of Turkish Airlines, operating a flight out of Antalya, Turkey to Moscow, due to a failure in the control system was forced to make an emergency landing in Istanbul. This was reported by the Dogan Agency.


The Boeing 737-800 took off from Antalya on Thursday, 30 November at 22:00 local time (coincides with Moscow). About an hour after departure while on the train, he went to a course through the Black sea. At this point, automation has included the emergency mode.

As it turned out, the problem was connected with the steering wheel controls. As the plane was still in the area of responsibility of dispatching service of Turkey, managers of the Istanbul airport “Ataturk” allowed the airliner emergency landing, which was carried out in the area of 24.00.

The landing went without contingencies. The plane was towed for inspection and repair. The passengers were provided with another Board.

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