Unfallbericht:THY Flight 160 was hijacked by a man, shortly after takeoff from Istanbul. He wanted to be flown to Germany, but the plane first landed at Athens around 23:59 to refuel. After releasing all of the passengers, he reportedly tried to keep the pilots aboard but finally surrendered. Turkish police said the 20-year-old hijacker had been hoping to fly to Germany to join his birth father after a dispute with his stepfather in Turkey.
|Datum:||28 MRZ 2003|
|Fluggesellschaft:||THY Turkish Airlines|
|Baujahr:|| 1988-04-06 (14 years 12 months)|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 General Electric CF6-80C2A2|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 196|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 204 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Flugphase:|| Unbekannt (UNK)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Türkei|
|Flug nach:||Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Türkei|
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 Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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.