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Last updated: 24 March 2019
Date:Thursday 30 January 1975
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-JAP
C/n / msn: 11058
First flight: 1972-09-27 (2 years 4 months)
Total airframe hrs:3713
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) W off Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
A THY Fokker F-28 jet was destroyed when it impacted the sea off Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport in Turkey. All 42 occupants died in the accident.
The aircaft, operating THY flight 345 from Izmir, conducted a night instrument approach to Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport's runway 06. At 18:39, the aircraft touched down on the runway but an electrical power failure at the airport at that very moment forced the crew to initiate a missed approach. Twenty-two seconds after the lights went off, the emergency generator kicked in and restored the runway lights. The pilot elected to remain VFR under an altitude of 240 metres (790 ft). At 18:43, the crew asked for permission to land while positioning for another approach. However, because another aircraft, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 707, was about to take off, air traffic control ordered the crew of flight 345 to fly an extended downwind leg. When, at 18:53, air traffic control attempted to establish contact with flight 345, it received no answer.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

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


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