Turkish Airlines flight lands safely at OR Tambo, after 2-hour diversion from Cape Town

2020-01-03 04:45 - Selene Brophy
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A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Istanbul had to be diverted to OR Tambo in Johannesburg, due to a "landing gear issue" shortly after take-off from Cape Town. 

Flight Radar data shows Turkish Airlines flight TK45 departed Cape Town International on Thursday evening, 2 January - but shortly after take-off, it experienced technical issues.

A ground observer states the plane had difficulty retracting its nose gear, however Turkish Airlines has yet to confirm the cause for the incident.

After being in a holding pattern for two hours above Robben Island, the flight diverted to Johannesburg - where it landed safely.

Turkish Airlines flight lands safely at OR Tambo,

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