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Dense Fog Delays Two Flights Landing at Ercan

Two flights departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Atatürk airport respectively, were unable to land at Ercan Airport due to extremely poor visibility after midnight on Sunday.

Dense fog around Ercan forced two flights to return to the mainland and wait until conditions improved sufficiently.

The Sabiha Gökçen-Ercan PGT 1898 flight made two attempts to land at Ercan but was forced to return to Antalya and wait. It eventually landed at Ercan at 04.19 on Monday.

A second flight THY 964 from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Ercan was not able to land safely at Ercan and was re-directed to Antalya at 01.45. After waiting for improved conditions, it landed at Ercan at 06.19 on Monday morning.

Meteorology Department Director Raif İlker Buran said that fog would continue to appear on Monday night.

Yeni Duzen

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