Two Boeing Aircraft Incidents in Turkey: Emergency Landings and Burst Tires

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A FedEx Express Boeing 767 cargo plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul Airport due to a front landing gear failure.

Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800 had a burst tire during landing at Gazipasa Airport.

On May 8, 2024, a Boeing 767 cargo aircraft belonging to FedEx Express encountered a front landing gear failure and had to make an emergency landing at Istanbul Airport. The crew successfully evacuated the aircraft, and fortunately, there were no injuries reported.

FedEx Airline with failed landing gear

The following day, on May 9, 2024, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Corendon Airlines experienced a burst tire during landing at Gazipasa Airport. Flight XC1031 was arriving from Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany with 190 passengers and crew on board. Despite the tire bursting, the aircraft was brought to a safe stop on the runway, and all occupants were evacuated without any injuries.

Corendon Airlines bursts its tires during landing

Contrary to some media reports, the Boeing 737 did not land on its nose. Instead, it stopped safely on the runway after the nose landing gear tires burst. Although the front gear of the plane sustained damage, there was no impact on the fuselage or the runway. Flights were temporarily diverted to the nearby Antalya airport while the disabled aircraft was being removed, but the runway remained undamaged.

Remains of the tire bust from Corendon Airline

Both incidents were handled professionally, ensuring the safety of passengers and crew. Investigations into the causes of the incidents are likely underway, and updates will be provided as they become available.

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