Narrative:THY Turkish Airlines flight TK-74 from Istanbul-Atatürk to Samsun Airport was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident. There were no injuries among the 68 passengers and six crew members.
|Date:||Sunday 11 January 1998|
|Operator:||THY Turkish Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| E.3240|
|First flight:|| 1994-02-04 (3 years 11 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Lycoming LF507-1F|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Samsun Airport (SSX) (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Samsun Airport (SSX/LTAQ), Turkey|
The crew aborted the approach to runway 21 at Samsun Airport when the pilot apparently carried out a 180 degree turn to land on runway 03. The Avro RJ100 touched down long and fast. It went off the runway and continued down a slope for 67 m.
Weather was poor with fog and low clouds. Wind was 180 degrees at 6 knots.
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 Samsun Airport as the crow flies is 623 km (389 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.