By Staff writer
Control tower advised that crew had seen a flame coming from the engine after take-off
A Turkish Airlines flight en route from Istanbul to New York on Sunday was forced to return to the airport just after take-off after ground crew reported seeing a flame coming from one of the engines.
“A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration TC-JOA performing flight TK-3 from Istanbul (Turkey) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was climbing out of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport when upon contacting departure the departure controller advised the crew that tower had seen a small flame from the right hand engine (CF6),” according to a report by The Aviation Herald.
“The crew replied they had normal indications but stopped the climb at 6000 feet, entered a hold and subsequently returned to Ataturk for a safe landing about 2.5 hours after departure,” the report added.
Passengers were moved to a replacement Airbus jet and the flight resumed to New York with a delay of five hours.