Narrative:Flight TK278 struck a hill at 5700 feet amsl while on a 2nd runway 03 VOR/DME approach in bad weather (900m visibility, reducing to 300m in driving snow).
|Date:||Thursday 29 December 1994|
|Operator:||THY Turkish Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 26074/2376|
|First flight:|| 1992-09-25 (2 years 3 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 69|
|Total:||Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 76 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4 km (2.5 mls) from Van Airport (VAN) (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Van Airport (VAN/LTCI), Turkey|
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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 Ankara-Esenboga Airport to Van Airport as the crow flies is 902 km (564 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.