Monday, May 2, 2016

Turkish jet skids off runway at Pristina Airport


A Turkish Airlines flight overshot the runway while landing in rainy weather at Pristina Airport on Monday night, officials and witnesses say. There are no immediate reports of injuries. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, skidded off the runway and came to a stop in a grass field. Pristina Airport spokeswoman, Valentina Gara, said the flight from Istanbul was carrying 143 passengers and eight crew members. She added that the plane “had a minor accident" and that "fortunately there are no injuries”. Video from the scene showed passengers being evacuated by emergency personnel. It is unclear whether bad weather conditions caused the incident. Authorities are currently investigating. "Thanks God we (were) saved from a tragedy", one passenger wrote on Facebook. Pristina Airport is currently closed for both incoming and outbound traffic. A Jetairfly flight from Brussels has been diverted to Tirana. The Turkish Airlines B737-800 involved in the incident is registered TC-JFY and is sixteen years old.




Location of Turkish Airlines jet at Pristina Airport

13 comments:

  1. TK, enough said!
    Safety record that envies even SubSaharan airlines...

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  2. This have happened with Turskish several times in the last couple of years, though most of the time it was a wide-body aircraft involved. Sliding off a runway in most cases is a pilot error, no matter the weather, and rain is clearly not a debilitating condition in aviation unless it's a freezing one. I am highly concerned about TK human resource selection and management processes.

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    1. You are exactly right.
      Their procedures, crew management and personnel selection is very sloppy and clearly dangerous to flight safety.

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  3. Jeez, not TK again. TK = the world's unsafest airline.

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    1. Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbuy!May 3, 2016 at 10:02 AM

      +1000

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  4. TK is one of the best Airline in the world...1000% better than air serbia or croatia...this happens also by another Airlines..so what!

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    1. No it is not.
      TK has great price dumping, catering and government support.
      TK does NOT have good safety records, CRM procedures or proper emergency training for its flight crews.
      SAFETY is the single most important attribute of an airline, not meal choices.

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  5. The map (last photo) indicates that the crew might have been concerned to overshoot the end of the runway and hence tried to steer the aircraft to the left at the last runway exit although the aircraft was still too fast for the turn - could not make the turn and slid uncontrolled to the left while overshooting.
    This surely looks like yet again like a human error by a TK crew.

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  6. Today, Turkish Airlines Cargo, TK6601, Airbus A332F, TC-JDR

    Istanbul IST - Pristina PRN

    https://fr24.com/THY6601/99b4d0c

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  7. Yes, it is! EVERYTHING by one´s own efforts from TK! Not like air serbia, took money from an ARABIAN Airline! The hold Government of Serbia is against People or Companys from Arabian countries but Money talks and this is the truth!

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    1. I am afraid that many TK pilots have English language skills similar to your. The reason of many ATC and tower misunderstandings...

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    2. What do you mean?Is that new English?

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