Accra-bound flight lands in Algiers

Report reaching indicates that an Accra-bound Turkish Airline flight TK629 which took off from Istanbul has rather landed in Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

According to crew on board, the landing in Algeria was just for refueling purpose and not a final destination. Sources close to the company have, however, hinted that the stopover in Algiers was known before the flight took off since the provided aircraft could not travel for more than five hours.

Information available also indicates that the Boeing 737-900, responsible for carrying passengers from Istanbul to Accra was not available for reasons yet to be established. The smaller aircraft provided does not have the capacity to travel the 7-hour distance, causing the plane to land in Algiers.

The passengers departed from Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 15:45 (GMT+3) and were supposed to arrive in Accra at approximately 20:15 GMT.

As a result of the situation, passengers traveling from Accra to Istanbul tonight are expected to have their flight cancelled.

The passengers who are disgruntled are demanding for answers from Turkish Airlines as they have refused to accept the refueling as an excuse.