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Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 23 December 2015
Time:02:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86J (WL)
Operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-CPV
C/n / msn: 36884/3732
First flight: 2011-07-27 (4 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) (   Turkey)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Three aircraft were damaged by explosions at the Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Turkey.
One aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 registered TC-CPV, was parked at gate 206. Two ground crew members were injured by the blast; one died of her injuries.
Another aircraft was damaged at gate 201, about 350 m away from gate 206. A third aircraft was reportedly damaged while parked at spot 17 on the apron. Photos show shrapnel damage to an aircraft window and wing.

Istanbul's Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor's Office reported that four mortar rounds were fired on from a forested area around two kilometers from the airport.
On 27 December 2015, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) claimed responsibility for the explosion, announcing that it was a retaliation for the Turkish Army's continued military operations in Kurdish populated cities in the south-east.

The aircraft was repaired and test flown on May 14, 2016 and re-entered service a day later.

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Sources:
» Airport Haber
» dusuncemektebi.com
» www.maksathaber.com


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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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