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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Friday 25 August 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-247
Operator:Torosair
Registration: TC-AJV
C/n / msn: 20265/758
First flight: 1969-09-23 (19 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 157
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 165
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (   Turkey)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Destination airport:Maastricht/Aachen Airport (MST/EHBK), Netherlands
Narrative:
Struck an ILS aerial 300 m past the runway end and returned to land; damaged beyond repair.

Sources:
» Flight International 17-23 January 1989 (47)
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.07


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Distance from Ankara-Esenboga Airport to Maastricht/Aachen Airport as the crow flies is 2400 km (1500 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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