Accident description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 September 1976
Time:23:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2F2
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JBH
C/n / msn: 20982/1087
First flight: 1974-11-11 (1 year 10 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 146 / Occupants: 146
Total:Fatalities: 154 / Occupants: 154
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Isparta (   Turkey) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Antalya Airport (AYT/LTAI), Turkey
Flightnumber: 452
Narrative:
Flight TK452 departed Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST), Turkey at 22:45 on a domestic service to Antalya Airport (AYT). It flew via the Yalova and Afyon VOR. At 23:11 the crew reported seeing Antalya city lights with the 4000 m long boulevard and requested a direct runway 36 approach. The aircraft struck a high ground in the Karatepe Mountains.

Attempted landing at Isparta instead of Antalya.

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Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Antalya Airport as the crow flies is 481 km (300 miles).

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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