Thursday, 21 September 2017

Breaking News Plane Crash in Turkey

A Cessna 650 Citation VII corporate jet has crashed whilst trying to land at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport in Turkey on Thursday evening.

The private jet, registration TC-KON had departed the airport around 21.05 local time and was heading to Ercan. Shortly after takeoff, it is been reported locally that the aircraft developed a problem with its undercarriage and so the crew decided to return to Ataturk airport.

It is believed the aircraft crashed whilst attempting to land on runway 17R/35L, it burst into flames and firefighters were immediately mobilized to extinguish the fire. According to state-run media, Ministry of Transportation officials said that there were 2 pilots on board, 1 hostess and 1 passenger. The fate of those onboard is unclear, as there are conflicting reports from various media sources, however, it is believed that all four people onboard, including the crew, have escaped with only minor injuries. 

The actual nature of the fault is unclear at the moment and a full investigation has been started.