Narrative: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.
|Date:||Friday 24 April 1998|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
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YR-IRD prior to being leased to Trans-Asia
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 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 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.