Turkish Airlines 737 evacuated after landing gear fire

Landing gear fire TK2256 widely shared on social media (Image Twitter)
Landing gear fire on flight TK2256 widely shared on social media (Image Twitter)

Passengers were forced to carry out an emergency evacuation of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 after its main landing gear overheated and caught fire at Antakya-Hatay Airport.

The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 had taken off from Istanbul for the short flight to Anatkia as TK2256 but after landing, the brakes caught fire.

The 104 passengers and 6 crew evacuated safely and the landing gear was extinguished and cooled by the airport’s fire service.

No injuries have been reported.

FSX Aviation posted a video of the incident, which happened overnight, on Twitter.

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