ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-82R TC-APU Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB)
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Date:Tuesday 10 April 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-82R
Operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-APU
MSN: 29344/849
First flight: 2001
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 178
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 184
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Diyarbakir Airport (DIY/LTCC), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW/LTFJ), Turkey
En route to Istanbul, a male passenger announced he had a bomb and initially said he wanted the plane diverted to the Ankara. He later demanded to be flown to Tehran, Iran. The pilots landed at Ankara (ESB) and the man gave himself up about 40 minutes later.


» Diyarbakir'dan kalkan uçak kaçirildi (CNN Türk 10-4-2007)
» 1 detained in alleged Turkish hijack try (Angop, 11-4-2007)


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Distance from Diyarbakir Airport to Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport as the crow flies is 986 km (616 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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