ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 TC-JAO Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (ADB)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 26 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAO
MSN: 11057
First flight: 1972-09-05 (1 year 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:2269
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 73
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (ADB) (   Turkey)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
The Fokker aircraft became airborne after a ground run on runway 35 of approx. 3200 feet. At a height of 8-10 m the aircraft suddenly yawed left and pitched nose-down. The aircraft contacted the ground again and struck a drainage ditch, skidded, disintegrated and caught fire.
With the conditions at the time of takeoff, the aircraft should have reached rotation speed after a ground roll of 850 m(2800 feet). From the flight data recorder it was determined that the aircraft became airborne at 124 knots after a 975 m (3200-foot) roll . The speed increased to 133 knots and then dropped to 124 knots, and the aircraft veered left.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft stalled on takeoff due to over rotation and frost accretion on the wings."

Loss of control

» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (109-115)
» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker-F-281000-TC-JAO
accident date: 26-01-1974
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
registration: TC-JAO
photo of Fokker-F-281000-TC-JAO
accident date: 26-01-1974
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
registration: TC-JAO
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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