Narrative:THY Flight TK452, a Boeing 727-200, was destroyed when it impacted a hillside near Isparta, Turkey. All 154 occupants were killed.
|Date:||Sunday 19 September 1976|
|Operator:||Türk Hava Yollari - THY|
|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)
|Crash site elevation:|| 1130 m (3707 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Antalya Airport (AYT/LTAI), Turkey|
The aircraft had departed Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport, Turkey at 22:45 hours on a VFR flight to Antalya Airport.
After passing the Afyon VOR, located 210 km north of Antalya, the flight crew requested a descent from FL250 to FL130.
At 23:11 hours, the crew reported seeing Antalya city lights with the 4000 m long boulevard and requested a direct runway 36 approach. Descent was continued until the aircraft impacted a hillside at 3700 ft (1130 m), near the city of Isparta, located 100 km north of the destination. It appeared that the pilot mistook the lights of a highway north of Isparta for the Antalya boulevard.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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 Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.