A Turkish Airlines flight between Istanbul and Shiraz suffered a cracked windshield not long after departure from it’s origin airfield.
Incident: Turkish Airlines Flight Istanbul-Shiraz Suffers Cracked Windshield…
Turkish Airlines flight TK884 is a routine scheduled flight between Istanbul and Shiraz, with the affected rotation being operated by TC-JHY.
As per data from Planespotters.net, TC-JHY is a 9.8 year old Boeing 737-800 that was first delivered to the carrier back in February 2014.
Of the 737-800 variant, the airline has 40 of them in their expansive fleet, of which 39 are in active service and one is currently parked, offering an average age of 9.0 years.
Turkish Airlines flight TK884 departed Istanbul at 2125 local time on November 20 and proceeded in a south-easterly direction to Shiraz.
Upon reaching the Kocaeli Province, it was noticed that the aircraft had suffered a cracked windscreen, as per reporting by The Aviation Herald.
From there, the aircraft entered a series of holds before heading north then westerly back to Istanbul, with the aircraft landing safely not long after.
The cracking of the windshield on the Shiraz-bound flight was observed at FL270, which resulted in a rapid descent down to FL100.
At the time of writing (22/11/23 @ 1030 UK time), the aircraft is still on the ground following this incident.
It is unclear when the aircraft will be repaired, as well as be allowed to return to commercial service following this incident in Istanbul. More to follow in due course.
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