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05 Feb 2020 | 04:18 PM UTC

Turkey: Plane crashes on runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport February 5

Turkey News Alert

Plane overruns runway and crashes at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) February 5; confirm flight reservations

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/5/2020, 1:00 AM until 2/7/2020, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Istanbul

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A plane reportedly overran the runway and crashed upon landing at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) on Wednesday, February 5. The plane briefly caught fire, but has since been extinguished. No casualties were reported as of 19:08 (local time); rescue operations are ongoing.

Flight disruptions, including delays and cancelations, are possible at SAW over the coming hours.  


Individuals flying via SAW are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm flight reservations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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