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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220757
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Time:c. 18:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-82R (WL)
Owner/operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-AHP
MSN: 40721/3600
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport -   Turkey
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB/LTBJ)
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC)
Pegasus Airlines flight PC3170, a Boeing 737-800, returned to land at Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport, Turkey after having been struck by lightning shortly after departure. The aircraft took off at 18:49 UTC and landed safely back at 19:27.
The incident aircraft, TC-AHP, was back in service 25 hours later.

About 18:50 UTC on the day of the incident, another Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, flight PC3020, also returned to land after a lightning strike.

Weather about the time of the incident:
LTBJ 111650Z 35006KT 9999 -TSRA FEW015CB SCT030CB BKN100 11/09 Q1014 BECMG 18012KT RMK RWY16 VRB06KT
LTBJ 111750Z VRB03KT 8000 TSRA SCT015CB SCT025 BKN090 09/08 Q1015 BECMG -TSRA
LTBJ 111850Z 03009KT 360V070 7000 +TSRA SCT015CB BKN025 09/08 Q1014 BECMG 18012KT -TSRA RMK RWY16 07007KT 040V100
LTBJ 111950Z VRB02KT 7000 +TSRA SCT015CB BKN025 09/08 Q1015 BECMG -TSRA


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

27 Jul 2017 TC-AHP Pegasus Airlines 0 near Istanbul min


Photo of TC-AHP courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
15 November 2015; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

13-Jan-2019 12:17 Added
13-Jan-2019 12:19 harro Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Jan-2019 14:31 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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