Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 27 February 1988
Time:10:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2H9
Operator:Talia Airways
Registration: TC-AKD
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Girne Arap (   Cyprus) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ercan Airport (ECN), Turkey
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.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep 2/89 (#3)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
31 MAY 1974 YU-AKA JAT
01 MAY 1987 TC-AKD Talia Airways leased

Map
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 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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