Turkish cargo plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul
A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city on Jan. 3 made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a flock of birds shortly after taking off from Atatürk Airport.
The plane took off from Istanbul's Atatürk Airport at 8:40 a.m. local time (0540GMT). While in the air, the B777-F cargo plane encountered a flock of birds, damaging the plane's airframe, the THY's press office said in a statement.
The plane landed at Atatürk Airport after discharging fuel for about half an hour on the Sea of Marmara to reach a certain weight for an emergency landing.