Cleaner killed in explosion on aircraft in Istanbul : a rather troubling story…Back to Forum
Anonymous23 Dec 2015
Just picked this story up on BBC with a fairly low level of priority, which is odd.
Without speculating too much, is it possible this was a bomb being smuggled on, or perhaps already onboard and found by the ground staff?
The pictures dont show too much damage but must have been some explosion to kill the poor unfortunate cleaner.
Most troubling.23 Dec 2015
I’ve contacted the airline for a statement – will post when received.
Also on the Telegraph23 Dec 2015
Very few details – hard to think of an explanation other than a bomb, but better not to jump to conclusions.23 Dec 2015
The scarcity of accurate information is not comforting either. So far still no confirmation whether it was inside or outside the plane.
I can imagine dire consequences for Pegasus, esp image & safety related ones, if indeed the explosive device was inside the plane. And lack of photos from the aircraft involved makes you shake your head in wonder.23 Dec 2015
Witnesses reporting 3 explosions in total. Fatality actually working on a different plane, shrapnel damage to the terminal itself and 2 other planes damaged a good distance away.
Curiouser and curiouser. And deeply worrying.
Whats also strange is how little coverage this is getting in the media, no doubt with the Turkish Govt attempting to smother it.23 Dec 2015
Still nothing from the government.
Kurdish rebels claim responsibility for deadly Istanbul airport blast
Presumably in their statement they explain how killing a cleaner helps their cause.28 Dec 2015
Despite the incident not having occurred at Istanbul’s main airport –
probably not a bad thing that it hasn’t attracted more media attention – given the number of people who will be flying through Turkish Airlines’ hub at IST to get home to Europe from Asia, ME, Africa and US (and vv) for Christmas and NYE.28 Dec 2015