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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184277
Last updated: 7 May 2020
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Date:06-FEB-2016
Time:c. 09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-3F2ER
Owner/operator:Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-JJJ
C/n / msn: 40710/913
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 294
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA) -   Turkey
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Destination airport:São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, SP (GRU/SBGR)
Narrative:
Turkish Airlines flight TK15 returned to land at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport, Turkey following a bird strike.
The Boeing 777-300ER took off from runway 35R at 09:42 hours local time, bound for São Paulo, Brazil.
Shortly after takeoff a bird impacted the nose of the plane, causing a large dent in the nose cone.
The airplane climbed to FL300 and followed it's planned route until it was decided to return to Istanbul. The flight turned around over Greece and flew a holding pattern to the east of Istanbul before landing safelty on runway 35L at 11:58 hours.


The aircraft, TC-JJJ, was back in service as flight TK70 at 02:05 hours the next day.

Sources:

http://www.airporthaber.com/thy-haberleri/thy-ucagina-kus-carpti-bu-hale-geldi.html


Images:

Photo of TC-JJJ courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
19 January 2020; (c) Paul Seymour


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Feb-2016 12:29 harro Added
07-Feb-2016 12:33 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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