Lights, camera, action! Or, in the case of Turkish Airlines’ brand-spanking-new 787-9, lights, melted windows, and a whole lot of drama. Forget the in-flight movie; this aircraft had its very own blockbuster production, complete with a meltdown—literally.
Fresh off the delivery runway, Turkish Airlines planned to showcase its shiny new 787 on domestic flights before taking it international. But hold your seatbelts, folks, because things got hotter than a Turkish summer day. Reports are flying in faster than a flock of seagulls at a beach picnic, revealing that the airplane’s window decided it had enough of its mundane life and went for a daring escape from the fuselage.
Now, how does a window pull a Houdini act, you ask? Well, it seems the airline had grand plans for an in-flight filming extravaganza. Studio lighting, cameras, and probably a director yelling “action” in the background—the whole shebang. Unfortunately, the heat from these Hollywood-grade lights turned the window into a puddle faster than a snowman in a sauna.
For those unfamiliar with the 787’s fancy windows, they come with an electrochromatic film sandwiched between two thinner pieces of glass. No need for those outdated window shades; these windows can dim at the push of a button. A nifty feature, unless, of course, your window decides it wants a more fluid form and melts out of its mount. Oops.
But fear not, aviation enthusiasts! If the carbon fiber fuselage remains unscathed, the replacement process should be a breeze, like changing a lightbulb after a power outage. Turkish Airlines even announced dreamy international destinations like Bali, Atlanta, Washington-Dulles, and the Bogota/Panama triangle route. The show must go on!
Just a tiny hiccup in the glamorous life of a 787. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Turkish delight… as long as it doesn’t melt.