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Last updated: 23 March 2019
Date:Saturday 26 January 1974
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAO
C/n / msn: 11057
First flight: 1972-09-05 (1 year 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:2269
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 73
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (ADB) (   Turkey)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Flightnumber: 301
The Fokker aircraft became airborne after a ground run on runway 35 of approx. 3200 feet. At a height of 8-10 m the aircraft suddenly yawed left and pitched nose-down. The aircraft contacted the ground again and struck a drainage ditch, skidded, disintegrated and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft stalled on takeoff due to over rotation and frost accretion on the wings."

Loss of control

» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (109-115)
» Willem Wendt


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