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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Fecha:miércoles 7 abril 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Q8
Operador:THY Turkish Airlines
Registración: TC-JEP
Numéro de série: 25378/2732
Año de Construcción: 1995-06-09 (3 years 10 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:11600
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Ceyhan (   Turquía)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turquía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Arabia Saudita
Número de Vuelo:5904
The Boeing 737 departed Adana at 00:36 for a flight to Jeddah to pick up Turkish pilgrims. Weather was poor when the plane crashed, nine minutes after takeoff. The wreckage was found to have been scattered over a 500sq feet area. Also, a 10 m deep hole was found at the point of impact.

Probable Cause:

- The severe weather conditions probably contributed to the cause of the accident.
- The pitot static anti-ice system was probably not activated during preparations for flight because of missed checklist items.
- The crew failed to recognize the cause of an erratic airspeed indication.
- The crew failed to use other cockpit indications for control and recovery of the airplane.
- The presence of cabin crew in the cockpit probably distracted the attention of the cockpit crew.

» Ergun Ozcan
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Distance from Adana Airport to Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport as the crow flies is 1730 km (1082 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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