Istanbul’s airport authority has not reported any injuries from the incident. The aircraft has come to a halt resting on its right wing.
The General Electric CF6-powered aircraft has been identified as a 25-year old example registered YA-BAD, owned by the Afghan flag-carrier.
Weather conditions at Istanbul have relatively poor with rain and gusting winds. The A300 slid off Ataturk’s runway 06/24 which has a length of 2,300m (7,545ft).
Ariana operates flight FG719 from Kabul via Ankara. Istanbul Airport’s on-line schedule shows that this flight arrived at around 13:50.
European Union air transport regulators have included Ariana on the ‘blacklist’ banning the carrier from operating to EU member states.