Turkish Airlines crew mugged at gunpoint in Sandton

File: The crew were extremely traumatised by the experience and have returned to Turkey.

File: The crew were extremely traumatised by the experience and have returned to Turkey.

JOHANNESBURG - The Turkish Embassy in Pretoria confirmed on Friday that five Turkish Airlines crew members were attacked and robbed by three armed men.

The crew were held at gunpoint in a hotel shuttle bus when they stopped at a robot near Nelson Mandela Square.

It is understood that a pilot's watch and the crew's cellphones were stolen. 

"The crew members were extremely traumatised by the experience. They have travelled back to Turkey," Turkish ambassador Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen told eNCA.com. 

The case was not reported to authorities.

Osprey Flight Solutions' Twitter page sent out an alert about the incident.