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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Date:Thursday 30 January 1975
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-JAP
C/n / msn: 11058
First flight: 1972-09-27 (2 years 4 months)
Total airframe hrs:3713
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) W of Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST) [Marmara Sea] (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Flightnumber: 345
A THY Fokker F-28 jet was on a night instrument approach to Istanbul-Yesilköy (IST) when an electrical power failure occurred at the airport. The airport and runway lights went off but were restored within 10 seconds. During this period of darkness, the F-28 crew initiated a missed approach. The pilot elected to remain VFR under a variable ceiling of 240 m. Because another aircraft was about to takeoff, an extended downwind leg was flown. The aircraft crashed into the Sea of Marmara while maneuvering for another approach.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

» Willem Wendt
» The Bryan Times - Jan 31, 1975


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