ASN logo
Last updated: 26 November 2021
Date:jeudi 29 octobre 1998
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Y0
Compagnie:THY Turkish Airlines
Immatriculation: TC-JDF
Numéro de série: 24917/2071
Année de Fabrication: 1991-06-10 (7 years 5 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 34
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 40
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) (   Turquie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turquie
Aéroport de destination:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turquie
Numéro de vol:TK487
A man with a handgun and a grenade hijacked THY flight 487, which had departed Adana Airport (ADA) at approximately 19:45 en route to Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB), Turkey. The hijacker demanded to be taken to Lausanne, Switzerland, but agreed to the pilot's request to land at Sofia, Bulgaria, for refueling. The pilot, however, landed at Ankara's Esenboga Airport at approximately 21:00, while the hijacker believed they were in Sofia. The hijacker told the passengers that he was protesting the Turkish government's "dirty war" against ethnic Kurds in Turkey. The pilot also read a statement from the hijacker demanding to be taken to Lausanne because it was there that the modern Turkish state was created in a treaty signed 75 years earlier. (The hijacking occurred during the 75th anniversary celebration of the Turkish Republic.)
Although negotiations were conducted, the hijacker did not release any passengers. Approximately seven hours after the plane landed (04:00) Turkish National Police special action teams stormed the plane through the rear door, evacuated some passengers, and killed the hijacker in the cockpit. There were no other injuries. It is not known whether the hijacker acted on his own or on behalf of the PKK.
Coincidentally, one week earlier this same plane was prevented from taking off in Strasbourg, France, by protesters trying to prevent the deportation of a Kurd to Turkey.

» Abdullah Nergiz (E-mail, 30-6-2010)
» BBC: Special forces end Turkish hijack (30-10-1998)
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Adana Airport et Ankara-Esenboga Airport est de 400 km (250 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages