Turkish Airlines flight 1 skidded off the runway at 9:20 p.m. as it was landing, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The flight was arriving from someplace in Turkey, he said.Someplace in Turkey? Excuse me? I mean how better can one demonstrate that legendary American parochialism than this?
Besides, can't you just look at a friggin timetable to find out where Turkish Airlines Flight 1 took off? It was Istanbul. Sheesh!
[According to the discussion at Airliners.net, it probably slid of 31L. 4R is in use for landings now (this from a pilot who just landed a 767 there). Which may make for some interesting crosswind landings, given the wind direction.]