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Last updated: 22 March 2019
Date:Sunday 16 January 1983
Time:ca 22:30
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-JBR
C/n / msn: 21603/1389
First flight: 1978-09-08 (4 years 4 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 67
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Flightnumber: 158
The Boeing landed 50 m short of the runway in driving snow, broke up and caught fire.


» Milliyet 17-1-1983


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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 Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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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