Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 8 January 2003
Time:20:19
Type:Avro RJ.100
Operator:THY Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-THG
C/n / msn: E.3241
First flight: 1994-03-04 (8 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming LF507-1F
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 70 / Occupants: 75
Total:Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 80
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) (   Turkey) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Diyarbakir Airport (DIY/LTCC), Turkey
Flightnumber:634
Narrative:
The aircraft, named 'Konya', crashed while on a VOR/DME approach to runway 34 in limited visibility conditions due to fog. The aircraft broke up after impacting the ground some 900m short of the runway. Diyarbakir's runway 34 is not equipped with ILS.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep

METAR Weather report:
16:50 UTC / local time:
LTCC 081650Z 32003KT 5000 BR FEW040 SCT100 05/03 Q1021 NOSIG=

17:50 UTC / local time:
LTCC 081750Z 00000KT 3500 R34/3500D BR FEW040 SCT100 05/03 Q1021 NOSIG=


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Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Diyarbakir Airport as the crow flies is 1028 km (642 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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