THY Boeing 737-MAX made its first flight after two years

After receiving the necessary flight approvals by Turkish Airlines (THY), national and international aviation authorities, the TC-LCA tail registered Boeing 737 MAX type aircraft made its first flight to Ankara after an interval of two years.

Two Boeing 737 MAX type aircraft in the THY fleet, whose flights were suspended after the plane crashes that occurred in 2019, met the sky after a two-year hiatus.

After the necessary test flights, the TC-LCA tail-registered aircraft made its first flight today with a flight from Istanbul Airport to Ankara.

There were 96 passengers on the flight to Ankara, including THY General Manager Bilal Eksi. The TC-LCA tail-registered Boeing 737 MAX type aircraft, named ‘Tokat’, which made its first flight after a two-year hiatus, took off from Istanbul Airport at 10.10 to go to Ankara.

In the meantime, it has been learned that the other MAX type TC-LCE tail registered aircraft will start scheduled flights in the coming days.


Nobody survived the Boeing 737 Max 8 type aircraft that crashed on March 10, 2019 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 149 passengers and 8 crew members, while flying to Nairobi, Kenya. The same model of the aircraft with the production date of 2018 was also involved in another major accident on October 29, 2018.

Boeing 737 Max 8 type aircraft belonging to Indonesian Lion Airlines crashed into the sea while making its Jakarta-Pangkalpinang flight. 181 passengers and 8 crew members died in the accident.

After Ethiopian Airlines’ falling Boeing 737 Max 8 and the same model plane crashed for the second time in the last 5 months, attention was turned to Max 8 type aircrafts. Airline companies around the world have decided to put Boeing 737 Max 8 type aircraft down one after another.

Source: NTV / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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