Turkish Airlines plane makes early landing for sick baby
ISTANBULA Turkish Airlines plane landed ahead of schedule at Antalya Airport in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya in the early hours of Oct. 12 after the pilot said he could not stand the crying of an ill baby on board, Doğan News Agency has reported.
A pilot of the Boeing 737-800 plane contacted the airport control tower in Istanbul to ask for a direct landing 29 minutes of scheduled arrival.
The control tower in Istanbul communicated with the tower in Antalya to report the pilot’s direct landing request.
After receiving approval, the plane landed directly at Antalya Airport without conducting a formal landing sequence.
As a result of the early landing, the duration of the flight was just 46 minutes, down from the expected one hour and 15 minutes.