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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Sunday 23 December 1979
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-JAT
C/n / msn: 11071
First flight: 1973-07-20 (6 years 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:12245
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: 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
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.

» Willem Wendt


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Distance from Samsun Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 304 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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