On 30 December, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 (TC-LOL, formerly operating for defunct WOW Air as TF-GAY) operated flight TK627 between Istanbul, Turkey and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The aircraft, however, got damaged during landing.
The pilot allegedly got confused with the runway lights and landed off-center. The aircraft, only in service at the Turkish airline for three days, suffered damage to its landing gear by hitting the runway edge lights. The airport authorities were forced to close the airport and the airline cancelled the return flight to Istanbul.
Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-343 registred TC-LOL, was performing flight #TK627 from IST to Port Harcourt, when the PIC landed the aircraft next to the runway due to confusion of the runway lights.
TC-LOL introduced in service 3 days ago (!!!) and was on his first intl. flight. pic.twitter.com/h0Cab0Bs8P
— Turkish Air News (@AnalystTK) December 31, 2019