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Accident description
Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:Friday 24 April 1998
Type:Ilyushin 62M
Operating for:Trans-Asia
Leased from:Tarom
Registration: YR-IRD
C/n / msn: 4727546
First flight: 1977
Engines: 4 Soloviev D-30KU
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Almaty Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan
An engine exploded while the aircraft was preparing for takeoff. A fire erupted, causing severe damage to the rear fuselage. The plane was owned by TAROM and operated on behalf of Trans-Asia.


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YR-IRD prior to being leased to Trans-Asia
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Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Almaty Airport as the crow flies is 3900 km (2438 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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