Turkish passenger plane makes emergency landing in Russia’s Volgograd
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.
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.
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.