Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 30 November 2007
Time:ca 01:36
Type:McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Operating for:Atlasjet Airlines
Leased from:World Focus Airlines
Registration: TC-AKM
C/n / msn: 53185/2090
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) WNW of Isparta Airport (ISE) (   Turkey) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Isparta-Süleyman Demirel Airport (ISE/LTFC), Turkey
Flightnumber:4203
Narrative:
A McDonnell Douglas MD-83, TC-AKM, was destroyed in an accident near Isparta Airport (ISE), Turkey. All fifty passengers and seven crew members were killed.
Atlasjet Airlines flight 4203 departed Istanbul (IST) at 00:50 on a domestic flight to Isparta. The flight was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to runway 05.
The airplane struck a mountain and broke up. The plane's wings and engines were at the top of a hill while the fuselage was found 500 feet lower.


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Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Isparta-Süleyman Demirel Airport as the crow flies is 369 km (231 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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