ASN Aircraft accident Avro RJ100 TC-THF Samsun Airport (SSX)
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Date:Sunday 11 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic RJ1H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro RJ100
Operator:THY Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-THF
MSN: E3240
First flight: 1994-02-04 (3 years 11 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming LF507-1F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Samsun Airport (SSX) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Samsun Airport (SSX/LTAQ), Turkey
Flightnumber: 74
THY Turkish Airlines flight TK-74 from Istanbul-Atatürk to Samsun Airport was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident. There were no injuries among the 68 passengers and six crew members.
The crew aborted the approach to runway 21 at Samsun Airport when the pilot apparently carried out a 180 degree turn to land on runway 03. The Avro RJ100 touched down long and fast. It went off the runway and continued down a slope for 67 m.
Weather was poor with fog and low clouds. Wind was 180 degrees at 6 knots.

Runway excursion


photo of Avro-RJ100-TC-THF
accident date: 11-01-1998
type: Avro RJ100
registration: TC-THF

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Samsun Airport as the crow flies is 623 km (389 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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