Narrative:The crew had been cleared for a VOR approach, but cancelled IFR and descended to 2000 feet, disregarding the altitude of the mountain chain ahead (3130 feet). Noticing mountains ahead the pilot tried to turn left and climb, but struck the mountain.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Saturday 27 February 1988|
|C/n / msn:|| 20930/1044|
|First flight:|| 1974-05-31 (13 years 9 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Girne Arap (Cyprus)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Ercan Airport (ECN), Turkey|
» ICAO Adrep 2/89 (#3)
YU-AKA was later re-registered TC-AKD
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-Atatürk International Airport to Ercan Airport as the crow flies is 760 km (475 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.