Accident description
Last updated: 16 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 30 January 1975
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAP
C/n / msn: 11058
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:3713
Cycles:5062
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) W of Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST) [Marmara Sea] (   Turkey) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Flightnumber: 345
Narrative:
A THY Fokker F-28 jet was on a night instrument approach to Istanbul-Yesilköy (IST) when an electrical power failure occurred at the airport. The airport and runway lights went off but were restored within 10 seconds. During this period of darkness, the F-28 crew initiated a missed approach. The pilot elected to remain VFR under a variable ceiling of 240m. Because another aircraft was about to take-off, an extended downwind leg was flown. The aircraft crashed into the Sea of Marmara while maneuvering for another approach.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» Willem Wendt
» The Bryan Times - Jan 31, 1975


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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