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Last updated: 16 October 2019
Datum:zondag 19 september 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2F2
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registratie: TC-JBH
Constructienummer: 20982/1087
Bouwjaar: 1974-11-11 (1 year 10 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 146 / inzittenden: 146
Totaal:slachtoffers: 154 / inzittenden: 154
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Isparta (   Turkije)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Antalya Airport (AYT/LTAI), Turkije
THY Flight TK452, a Boeing 727-200, was destroyed when it impacted a hillside near Isparta, Turkey. All 154 occupants were killed.
The aircraft had departed Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport, Turkey at 22:45 hours on a VFR flight to Antalya Airport.
After passing the Afyon VOR, located 210 km north of Antalya, the flight crew requested a descent from FL250 to FL130.
At 23:11 hours, the crew reported seeing Antalya city lights with the 4000 m long boulevard and requested a direct runway 36 approach. Descent was continued until the aircraft impacted a hillside at 3700 ft (1130 m), near the city of Isparta, located 100 km north of the destination. It appeared that the pilot mistook the lights of a highway north of Isparta for the Antalya boulevard.


photo of Boeing-727-2F2-TC-JBH
accident date: 19-09-1976
type: Boeing 727-2F2
registration: TC-JBH
photo of Boeing-727-2F2-TC-JBH
accident date: 19-09-1976
type: Boeing 727-2F2
registration: TC-JBH

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport en Antalya Airport bedraagt 481 km (300 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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