Istanbul, Turkey - On May 19, the landing gear of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 caught fire while taxiing.
The aircraft registered TC-JHZ was preparing for takeoff from Istanbul Airport for Algeria when the incident occurred. The brakes and tires of the aircraft’s right wheels suddenly caught fire on the taxiway.
Airport firefighter department intervened the fire quickly rushed to and extinguished the flames.
Passengers disembarked safely and were rebooked for other available flights.
The aircraft was towed to the hangar for inspection by engineers and maintenance teams.
Türk Hava Yolları’nın İstabul- Cezayir seferini yapan Boeing 737-800 uçağının lastikleri kalkıştan kısa bir süre önce alev aldı. O anlar kameraya böyle yansıdı. #turkishairlines #SonDakika pic.twitter.com/5gnTQm0yKR— Hava Haber ✈️ (@HAVAHABERCOM) May 19, 2019