An explanation was received from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority regarding the flights directed due to adverse weather conditions. In the statement made by the institution; Due to the weather conditions, it was reported that 468 out of 8 flights at Istanbul Airport and 94 out of 2 flights at Sabiha Gökçen Airport were directed to other airports.
In a statement made by DHMI, it was stated that there is a need to explain on the news published in the media that some planes that had to land at Istanbul airports on May 17 due to weather conditions were directed to airports in other provinces.
flight of aviation's most important principles of life and property in the highlighted statement that the provision of security, in order to ensure these conditions, all as in the world in Turkey in the time zone where the adverse meteorological conditions were reported to be rapidly measures required.
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Air in the landing or take-off line of CB clouds, which is called “killer cloud” by pilots, which makes the flight of the aircraft impossible, such as horizontal and vertical intense air currents, turbulence, low visibility conditions, icing, expected in Istanbul airspace. In the statement that pointed out that their vehicles caused accident crushing, the following were recorded:
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“For this reason, it is imperative to wait for air traffic in all the airspaces where the CB clouds are formed, to stop the departures or to direct the traffic to other airports where necessary. Precautions were taken to ensure the safety of flight life and property not only in Istanbul Airport but also in all Istanbul airspace during the hours in question. Accordingly, only 468 out of 8 flights at Istanbul Airport and only 94 out of 2 flights at Sabiha Gökçen Airport were diverted and directed to other airports. In this process, no insecurity has been experienced thanks to the devoted work of our institution's personnel. ”