The plane was on the ground but this sure sounds like someone was trying to plant a bomb on the airline, not necessarily meaning the cleaning persons who for all we know, may have stumbled on this explosive. Of course, this is speculation at this point.
Explosion on plane at Istanbul airport kills one
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 23 (UPI) – An explosion on an aircraft at an Istanbul airport killed a person cleaning the plane Wednesday.
A second person was injured in the incident where aircraft are parked at Sabiha Gokcen airport, Istanbul’s secondary airport. Authorities have yet to determine if a bomb detonated on the Pegasus Airlines plane.
Some witnesses said they heard three successive explosive noises. Zehra Yamac, 30, was cleaning the plane at the time and died of head injuries. A second cleaning staff person, Canan Burgulu, was injured and hospitalized.
No passengers were on the plane at the time of the explosion, and airport personnel released a statement indicating the incident had no effect on the airport’s takeoff and landing schedule.