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Crashed ACT Airlines B747 operated by McCargo was leased by Turkish Airlines

Crashed ACT Airlines B747 operated by McCargo was leased by Turkish Airlines

ACT Airlines issued this statement:

“Respectfully announced to the public,
ACT Airlines is deeply saddened to report that an accident happened during the flight from HongKong to Bishkek by Boeing 747-400 TC-MCL registered cargo aircraft at 01:20 Z. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and further details will be provided as they become available.
Yours sincerely,
ACT AIRLINES”

ACT Airlines, a.k.a. ACT Havayollari, operating as MyCargo Airlines, is a Turkish cargo airline based in the Ekinci Residence Building Level 7, in Kurtköy, Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkish Airlines issued this statement:

“A cargo flight with TC-MCL registration number, operated by ACT Airlines, departed from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Bishkek Manas International Airport (FRU) had an accident near Bishkek at around 01:40 UTC.

Please kindly be informed that, neither the aircraft nor the crew are the members of Turkish Airlines. If you wish to make any citation to your report, please refer to Mr. Yahya ÜSTÜN, SVP Media Relations of Turkish Airlines.”

ACT is leasing planes to several major airlines including Qatar Airways, Saudia and Turkish Airlines.

The last accident before today’s deadly crash was recorded in 2010 in Afghanistan

 

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