Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER damaged by fire in Nigeria

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER has been damaged by a fire at Kano Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Nigeria as it was being refueled, Turkish spokesperson Ali Genc confirmed to ATW in Istanbul.

The fuel tanker, which was located under the wing of the aircraft, suddenly caught fire as it was refueling the aircraft. The passengers were safely evacuated and an investigation is continuing into the incident, Turkish Airlines reported.

The aircraft (TC-JYA) was scheduled to operate Flight TK587 from KAN to N’djamena in Chad.

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