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Turkish Airlines 777 suffers wing damage at Istanbul airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER clipped a lighting pole at the new Istanbul airport today, causing damage to the tip of its right wing.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

The aircraft is registered TC-LJE, which Cirium's Fleets Analyzer shows is 2016-build model owned by Turkish Airlines.

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The aircraft was taxiing for a flight to Ankara when incorrect directions were given by the tower, according to the airport authority.

It was subsequently taken to a Turkish Technic facility.

Istanbul airport became fully operational in April after its formal opening in October 2018.

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