Turkish Airlines wanted to put their new Boeing 787-9 into the spotlight. The photographers took that a little too literally.
It’s the youngest plane in the fleet. And like many parents do with their newborns, Turkish Airlines wanted to show off the newest family member. The airline invited photographers to take advertising photos of the first Boeing 787-9, which the airline received last week. But it seems as if they were a bit too careless.
The photographers placed their spotlights too close to the windows during the advertising shots for the new business class. The heat from the spotlights caused one of the windows of the Boeing 787-9 with the registration TC-LLA to melt, as reported by the news site Airport Haber. The damage has to be repaired by July 8th, when Turkish Airlines is set to start passenger flights with its Dreamliner.
In the picture gallery above you can see pictures of the damaged window of the Turkish Airlines Boeing 787.