According to the incident that took place around 00:30 in Gaziantep, an unidentified object was detected by the cockpit crew of two passenger planes underway at an altitude of approximately 9,000 feet (2,743 meters). The pilots reported the situation to Gaziantep Air Traffic Control Tower. It was learned that the unidentified object was also confirmed by air traffic controllers. Flights were stopped at Gaziantep Airport after the incident. Some planes planned to land in Gaziantep were diverted to Şanlıurfa and Adana Airports. Since the night, 26 flights from Gaziantep Airport, 13 of which are departures and 13 of which are landing, have been cancelled.
According to the information received from Gaziantep Airport State Airports Authority (DHMI), it was learned that NOTAM has not been published, and an official statement on the subject will be made in the coming hours. On the other hand, hundreds of passengers have been waiting for hours at Gaziantep Airport due to the cancellation of flights.
FLIGHTS RETURNED TO NORMAL
At around 11.30, flights from Gaziantep resumed. Preparations for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul Airport and Ankara Esenboğa Airport have been completed. Planes are planned to depart for Gaziantep in a short time.
NOTAM (Notice to airman) is a warning publication to timely notify the personnel related to flight operations, about the existence of any study, service, method or danger, and any changes.