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Accident description
Last updated: 22 April 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 13 January 2018
Time:23:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-82R (WL)
Operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-CPF
C/n / msn: 40879/4267
First flight: 2012-11-15 (5 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 168
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Trabzon Airport (TZX) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Destination airport:Trabzon Airport (TZX/LTCG), Turkey
Flightnumber:PC8622
Narrative:
Pegasus flight 8622 suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 11 at Trabzon Airport, Turkey. The aircraft went off the left side of the runway and stopped on a steep downslope.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, departed Ankara-Esenboga Airport at 22:33 hours local time (19:33 UTC) on a domestic flight to Trabzon Airport in Turkey. The flight made a straight in approach to runway 11 and touched down at 23:25 hours.
About 2400 m past the runway 11 threshold, the aircraft went off the left side. It travelled across the grass and went down a steep slope, coming to rest with the tail sticking out about 5 meters above runway level. The no. 2 engine broke away in the slide and fell into the sea. The occupants evacuated through the rear and overwing emergency exits.
Runway 11 is an asphalt runway with a Landing Distance Available of 2640 m. ILS is availabe for CAT I approaches. Elevation of the runway at the point of the excursion is 95 feet (28,90 m) above sea level.
Weather information at Trabzon Airport shows it had been raining there since about 22:10 hours with visibility deteriorating to about 4000 meters at the time of the accident.

Classification:
Runway excursion

METAR Weather report:
20:14 UTC / 23:14 local time:
LTCG 132014Z 00000KT 4000 -RA BR BKN002 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG RMK RWY29 VRB01KT

20:20 UTC / 23:20 local time:
LTCG 132020Z 24001KT 4000 -RA BR BKN003 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG RMK RWY29 00000KT

20:50 UTC / 23:50 local time:
LTCG 132050Z 25001KT 2800 -RA BR BKN004 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 BECMG TL2100 3200


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Distance from Ankara-Esenboga Airport to Trabzon Airport as the crow flies is 578 km (361 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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