Turkish passenger plane makes emergency landing in Russia’s Volgograd

Turkish passenger plane makes emergency landing in Russia’s Volgograd

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Turkish passenger plane makes emergency landing in Russia’s Volgograd

A Turkish passenger plane carrying 234 people aboard made an emergency landing in Russia’s Volgograd region due to unspecified reasons on May 21.

The Onur Air Airbus 321 made the emergency landing after cabin pressure changed, authorities in Volgograd said.

Authorities in Chelyabinsk, the flight’s originating point, however, said the plane made the emergency landing due to a technical fault.

While some of the passengers were checked in to a hotel in Volgograd, another aircraft was sent to fly some of them back to Chelyabinsk, authorities said.

Another Turkish plane makes emergency landing after lightning strikes mid-flight

Meanwhile, another Turkish aircraft carrying the Anadolu Jet flag made an emergency landing in Turkey’s northern province of Trabzon on May 20 late at night.

The plane which took off from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport was heading to the eastern province of Erzurum when lightning stroke the passenger aircraft.

It then asked for permission and made an emergency landing in Trabzon Airport.

After checking the plane to detect any technical damage for half an hour, the plane took off once again to head to the original destination, Erzurum.

“The plane made it to Erzurum after half an hour of inspection [in Trabzon],” said Numan Hatioğlu, an official at Trabzon Airport.

Two passengers who did not want to continue the flight to Erzurum from Trabzon after being distressed on board used the land route to travel to their destination.

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