Around 10 pm native time on Thursday, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 was forced into a hard landing in Odessa, Ukraine.

Flight TK 467 took off from Istanbul but had to perform a missed approach when it tried landing at Odessa. After circling the airport the second touch down attempt didn’t go as planned as the aircraft made a hard landing nose first, making the airplane veer off the runway snapping the nose gear.

All 134 passengers and flight crew onboard the aircraft evacuated the plane without any injuries

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Pictures of the incident present the aircraft a number of meters off the runway

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Earlier on Thursday, a business jet (Gulfstream G150) bound for Dubai aborted takeoff due to nosegear issue and airport was closed between 12:00 and 14:00.

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Odesa International Airport

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Built in 1961, Odessa is the third most populous city in Ukraine. The airport had a passenger traffic of 1,446,500 which was a 17.7% increase from 2017’s 1,230,000. Airlines that operate flights to the operate flights to the airport include Ryanair (with flights from Berlin-Tegel, Budapest, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Poznan, Wrocław), Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines among others.


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