View Full Version : Istanbul Airport in flames !

24-05-06, 16:26
BBC News : Inferno rages at Turkish airport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5012706.stm)

Firefighters are struggling to tackle a huge blaze that has broken out in the cargo area of Istanbul's Ataturk International airport.

Hundreds of people fled the area and nearby terminals and there are no confirmed reports of casualties.

Huge plumes of black smoke were rising from the airport, which is being doused from above by firefighting aircraft.

It is not clear what caused the blaze at the building - which is near a hangar housing military aircraft.

This happens just after a(nother ?) Turkish military aircraft collided with a Greek one over the Aegean Sea yesterday.

25-05-06, 02:46
I am not very familiar with the issues between Turkey and Greece.

But I know it is true they have had many terrorist troubles, but according to the news this accident is due to electrical short circuit. Nobody is killed and I think I heard 3 are injured.