Unattended cellphone forces Turkish Airlines jet to divert
BELGRADE - Anadolu AgencyA Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 300 passengers and crew made an unscheduled landing on May 26 at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport after an unattended cellphone was found onboard.
The Istanbul-London passenger flight departed from Istanbul Atatürk Airport at 8:34 a.m., according to Anadolu Agency reporters in Serbia and Nikola Tesla Airport officials.
The cabin crew found the device during the flight and after making announcements, pilots contacted Nikola Tesla Airport to make the unscheduled landing.
Flight TK1979 landed at 11:15 a.m. After security checks, it was understood that the phone was forgotten by a passenger from a previous flight.