Turkish Airlines makes emergency landing in Johannesbourg

Spare parts were sent from Istanbul to Johannesbourg to fix the problem with the plane's cabin pressure.

Turkish Airlines makes emergency landing in Johannesbourg

A Turkish Airlines (THY) passenger plane, on a flight from Johannesbourg to Istanbul, had to make an emergency landing because of a technical failure shortly after it took off.

Airbus A340 THY plane had to return to Johannesbourg 5 minutes after departing from the airport at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Spare parts were sent from Istanbul to Johannesbourg to fix the problem with the plane's cabin pressure.

THY is Turkey's national airline company and one of the fastest growing carriers in Europe.

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Veronika Hruba Woodenberg
Veronika Hruba Woodenberg - 9 yıl Before

At least now I know what was wrong...
My parents were/are (still stuck in JHB next day 3pm) on that flight and the service Turkish Airlines would probably want to be known for was missing everywhere. There was no information regarding the flight delay / change on internet next morning 9am! My parents were supposed to be in Vienna after connecting fight from Istanbul alredy that time! The phones at Turkish Airlines are just ringing, nobody is answering the phone. At 12.30pm there was an updated info on Turkish Airlines web page that the estimated time of departure is 11am. At 2pm the estimated time was 01.00 pm. Lost of mess and with that I'm not even talking about the service and transportation they got to the hotel, which was apparently worse than transportation of goats on a van.
Now, I am originaly from Slovakia, living in Cape Town, so mime and my family's travelling between the two countries is quite frequent. Similar situation happened to me with Qatar Airlines but with them everything just worked fine and at no point threre was lack of information. They actually made the forced stay in Qatar a pleasant experience for us. It's the first time I chose a flight from Turkish Airlines now for my family, only because it was well priced but in future I'll def reconsinder cheaper option from Turkish Airlines compared to other 5* alliance airlines.

Ahmet Vardar
Ahmet Vardar - 9 yıl Before

Before bad naming Turkish Airlines for one incident be fair and have a look at their historical records for such events and how they dealt with it. In my and my friends' experience Qatar Airlines is much worse than Turkish Airlines. So it is comparative and route dependent. I say give them another chance and if it happens again then stay clear of them.

Cheers,
Ahmet