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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Saturday 30 December 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 525FT
Registration: YR-BCO
C/n / msn: 272
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 512-14DW
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 81
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Flightnumber: 261
Flight RO 261 from Bucharest landed at 17:25 LT in rain and snow (temp +4°C, wind 340°/24-29 kts.) at Istanbul runway 36. After touching down heavily on all three undercarriages, the One-Eleven bounced and touched down again. The nosegear had collapsed and the aircraft ran off the side of the runway at 60 kts.

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Distance from Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport to Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 455 km (284 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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