A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Istanbul from Dublin has made a return to Dublin Airport today, after holding over Liverpool.
Turkish Airlines flight TK1976, an Airbus A330 operating a scheduled service from Dublin (DUB) to Istanbul (IST) made a return to Dublin Airport today, after a period of holding over Liverpool.
Flight data for Turkish Airlines flight TK1976 shows the aircraft made an on-time departure out of DUB earlier today at 11:42 IST.
The flight then proceeded outbound on the easterly track which would take it to across the United Kingdom to Europe. Approach the English west coast at a cruising level of FL260 (26,000 feet), the aircraft then entered a holding pattern overhead the Liverpool area at 11:00 UTC.
Having executed two laps of the holding pattern, the flight then made good an unscheduled return to the departure airport (DUB).
The flight made direct track back to DUB and landed at approximately 12:10 UTC this afternoon. The cause of the problem warranting the precautionary return has not been ascertained, and flight TK1976 did not declare a formal emergency.
The aircraft conducting today’s scheduled flight TK196 was an Airbus A330-300E, registered TC-JNP; an 11-year old widebody aircraft belonging to the Turkish national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines.
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