Narrative:A THY Fokker F-28 passenger jet named "Trabzon" was destroyed when it flew into the side of a hill near the village of Kuyumcuköy, Turkey. The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Samsun Airport (SSX) to Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB). The crew had deviated from the localizer course while on an ILS approach.
|Date:||Sunday 23 December 1979|
|Type:||Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000|
|Operator:||Türk Hava Yollari - THY|
|C/n / msn:|| 11071|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Total airframe hrs:||12245|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 41|
|Total:||Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 45 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||32 km (20 mls) N of Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Samsun Airport (SSX/LTAQ), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey|
» Willem Wendt
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 Samsun Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 304 km (190 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.