Airplane’s engine explodes on runway at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoAn engine of an Iranian airway’s airplane exploded and caught fire while on the runway of Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport early April 10. There were no injuries reported in the incident, which saw parts of the airplane’s engine scattered on the ramp.
The right engine of the Qeshm Air airplane en route to Tehran exploded as it was accelerating on the runway for take-off around 4:30 a.m., April 10. The airplane, which had finalized its departure, was in the take-off lane when the engine exploded and caught fire.
The pilot managed to stop the airplane without causing any injuries. Fire fighters and ambulances were dispatched to the scene, while the passengers were taken to the terminal. The passengers were later able to travel to Tehran on another airplane.