Turkish airlines Plane Returns to Airport After a Bird Strike 


Turkish Airlines flight TK 3999 from Moscow to Anatalya had to return to land at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport in Russia after sustaining a bird strike.

The aircraft, an Airbus A330-223, took off at 04:43 LT (01:43 UTC) on May 4. The climb was arrested at 5000 feet because of a bird strike and the aircraft turned back to Vnukovo Airport for a safe landing at 05:02 LT.

There were no significant damages on the plane and no passenger was harmed during the accident.

According to the information at Vnukovo Airport site the flight was successfully performed afterwards and landed in Antalya at 7:22 LT.

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