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LOCAL >1,453 trucks at under-construction third airport attempt to break record on anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest

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A Guinness record has been attempted to be broken at Istanbul’s third airport, which is currently under construction, with the participation of a total of 1,453 trucks, in reference to the date of Istanbul’s conquest on its 564th anniversary.

The parade of the trucks in the airport lasted for an hour and 47 minutes with the participation of around 3,000 people while preparations for the record attempt took seven hours.

The trucks went 3.2 kilometers non-stop, trying to break the Guinness record in the longest truck parade category.

Yusuf Akçayoğlu, the CEO of IGA Airports construction, said they undertook a difficult task, vowing that the new airport would also start a new age in terms of aviation as it was with the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul in 1453.

Accordingly, the construction firm employees applied to Guinness in the category, which had previously been broken by a project with the participation of 416 trucks in the Netherlands in 2004.

May/29/2017

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