Turkish Cargo Boeing 777 Bound for JFK New York Diverts Back to O’Hare Just After Passing Toledo, Ohio


A Turkish Cargo Boeing 777 en route to John F. Kennedy International AIrpor New York Thursday night, August 17, 2023 was diverted back to O’Hare International Airport and landed about about 10:15 p.m., according to Flightradar24.com and FlightAware.com (Turkish Cargo/Turkish Airways THY6619). No reason for the flight diversion has been announced

The Boeing 777-F departed O’Hare International Airport about 23 minutes later than its scheduled departure at 8:30 p.m. The aircraft was scheduled to arrive at JFK at 11:59 p.m. O’Hare was experiencing general delays Thursday night.

While heading east, the aircraft reached an altitude of 37,000 feet over Michigan and Ohio, and began to descend after turning back toward Chicago. The aircraft began a right turn over the west end of the Sandusky Bay at the southwest coast of Lake Erie.

The aircraft eventually made a “straight in” approach and landed from east to west on Runway 28C at O’Hare International Airport at about 10:15 p.m. There were no Chicago Fire Department messages recorded from Chicago Fire Department Main (North) on Broadcastify regarding a standby at O’Hare International Airport at the time of the Boeing 777-F flight (THY6619).

At JFK International Airport, weather was mostly cloudy in the mid-70s with a southeast wind less than 10 MPH around the time of scheduled arrival.

Turkish Cargo is based out of the new Istanbul airport and attained the rank of third among global air carriers. Turkish Cargo increased its cargo tonnage by 17% compared to previous month while raising its market share to 5.4% from 4.7% by increasing it 0.8 points as compared to April, according to the FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometers). The statistic was derived by multiplying the cargo tonnage, carried by air, with the kilometers covered.


The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by authorities.

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