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Azerbaijan Airlines A319 damaged in Istanbul incident

Investigators are attending the scene of a runway incident at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in which an Azerbaijan Airlines Airbus A319 has been damaged.

Images from the scene show that the twin-engined aircraft appears to have suffered the loss of its nose-gear in the event. It has come to rest near a fence, with its forward fuselage in contact with the ground.

The images also show that the nose of the jet carries the name 'Guba', identifying it as serial number 2588, registered 4K-AZ04.

Flightglobal's ACAS database shows that this A319 is a five-year old airframe fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines.

Circumstances of the event are unclear.

Turkish media state that the aircraft was operating as flight J2075, from Baku, and was transporting 121 passengers and seven crew. No injuries are reported.

 Azerbaijan A319
 Source: DHA

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