On 6th October, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 was forced to carry out an emergency evacuation after its main landing gear overheated and caught fire at Antakya-Hatay Airport.
The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 with registration TC-JVN was performing flight TK2256 from Istanbul to Antakya with 104 passengers and 6 crew members. However, on landing at Antakya-Hatay Airport’s runway 04, all 4 main tyres burst out. As a result, the aircraft came to a stop with the overheated landing gear.
Passengers evacuated the aircraft via slides and emergency services cooled the landing gear. The airport reported that the tyres exploded and caught fire on landing. The aircraft stopped about 2000 meters/6560 feet down the runway. Footage shared on the internet showed the passengers guided by personnel on the ground as they disembarked the plane through an inflatable slide.