Narrative:Flight RO 261 from Bucharest landed at 17:25 LT in rain and snow (temp +4°C, wind 340°/24-29kts.) at Istanbul runway 36. After touching down heavily on all three undercarriages, the One-Eleven bounced and touched down again. The nosegear had collapsed and the aircraft ran off the side of the runway at 60kts.
|Date:||Saturday 30 December 1995|
|Type:||BAC One-Eleven 525FT|
|C/n / msn:|| 272|
|First flight:|| 1982|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls Royce 512-14DW Spey|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 81 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (IST) (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania|
|Destination airport:||Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), 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
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Distance from Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport to Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 455 km (284 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.