Turkish military plane executes emergency landing over busy city road in Kayseri, caught on camera
The incident took place in the city of Kayseri, central Turkey. The military transport aircraft, Transall C-160, made an emergency landing, flying directly over buildings and a busy road. Bystanders captured both the extraordinary flight and the moment of landing.
Emergency Landing Over a Busy Road
The Turkish Ministry of National Defense indicated that the emergency landing was necessitated due to technical issues. The details of these issues were not disclosed. In a concise statement, it was stated that the aircraft sustained light damage, though the pilots remained uninjured.
The aircraft lifted off from the 12th Air Transport Base in Kayseri for training.
The C-160 aircraft, departing from the 12th Air Transport Base in Kayseri for training, was obliged to make an emergency landing due to a technical glitch. Our plane sustained minor damage. All pilots and crew members are in good health, as conveyed in the statement.
Clips of the incident were shared on social media. The video clips clearly showed how low the plane was flying. Eyewitnesses describe fears that a disaster was imminent as the aircraft rushed over a road at an extremely low altitude.
Muhammed Aytekin, who captured one of the videos, spoke to the local press. He reported driving on the road when the military plane flew overhead.
This was an incredibly petrifying moment, an experience we'd never encountered before. We're still in shock. We were heading towards Argıncık when a military plane flew towards us. "Brother, it's coming our way, let's move to the right, quickly" - I said. I promptly switched on my camera. At that moment, everyone was stunned - he stated.
Aytekin also revealed they could smell fuel from the passing plane, which flew over light poles in the road's center.