Turkish Airlines 787 Istanbul-Bogota Declares Emergency

In the last few moments, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 operating TK801 between Istanbul and Bogota has declared an emergency.
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In the last few moments, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 operating TK801 between Istanbul and Bogota has declared an emergency.

TC-LLN is the aircraft involved in this incident.

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Emergency: Turkish Airlines TK801 – Istanbul-Bogota…


In the last few moments, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 operating TK801 between Istanbul and Bogota has declared an emergency.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
2 weeks ago06/06/24

Welcome!

Welcome to live coverage! Updates will follow in the next few minutes.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Diverting to Paris Orly…

It is understood that Turkish Airlines flight TK801 Istanbul-Bogota is diverting to Paris Orly due to the emergency.

Furthermore, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is at this time.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

About TC-LLN: The Aircraft Involved in the Turkish Airlines Emergency…

As per Planespotters, TC-LLN, the aircraft involved in the emergency is a 4.0 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in September 2020.

Furthermore, of the 787-9 variant, TK has 23 of them in their fleet, with an average fleet age of 3.4 years.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Holding off the Coast of France…

In the last few moments, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 operating TK801 between Istanbul and Bogota has declared an emergency.

It is understood that TK801 is holding off the coast of France and looks to be burning fuel.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Looks to be a CDG Diversion Instead of ORY…

In the last few moments, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 operating TK801 between Istanbul and Bogota has declared an emergency.

As per the Turkish Airlines flight status page, it looks like the diversion field will now be Paris CDG instead of Orly.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Technical Issue Onboard The Aircraft…

It is understood the cause of the emergency onboard Turkish Airlines flight TK801 Istanbul-Bogota is due to a technical issue onboard.

Furthermore, it is unclear what the nature of this technical issue is at present.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Holds Exited…

In the last few moments, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 operating TK801 between Istanbul and Bogota has declared an emergency.

TK801 has exited it’s hold and looks to be heading to Paris CDG now.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Emergency Squawk Changed…

TK801 has removed the 7700 squawk code from it’s transponder. Whatever the emergency, it is under control at this time.

Furthermore, we will continue to monitor the aircraft until it’s arrival into Paris CDG.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Very Low Ground Speed at 30,000 Feet…

ADS-B data shows Turkish Airlines flight TK801 Istanbul-Bogota at a Ground Speed of 223kts at 30,000 feet. This could indicate a potential engine failure, although unconfirmed at this time.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Initial Descent Made to FL280…

Turkish Airlines flight TK801 Istanbul-Bogota has made it’s first initial descent into Paris CDG to FL280.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Now at FL310…

Could be some inaccurate ADS-B readings coming through due to the nature of the technical issue. After supposedly descending to FL280, the aircraft is supposedly at FL310.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Tracking Away from Paris CDG…

TK801 seems to be tracking away from Paris CDG. It is unclear whether it’s just the case that the aircraft hasn’t turned for it’s actual descent into the French airport or whether it’s going to try and limp home to Istanbul.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

Heading back to Istanbul…

Data from @RadarBoxCom confirms that Turkish Airlines TK801 bound for Bogota is heading back to Istanbul, which makes sense if the technical issue is severe enough to require a fix at base.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

We Will Update You About Arrival…

With Istanbul confirmed as the diversion field, we will update you when the aircraft is on the descent and has landed safely.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

On the Descent into IST…

After over seven hours in the air, TK801 is on the descent into Istanbul.

2 weeks ago06/06/24

TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN! After nearly seven and a half hours in the air, Turkish Airlines flight TK801 originally bound for Bogota, has safely touched down back into Istanbul after the initial emergency call a few hours ago.

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