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1979 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash

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Passengers  41
Fatalities  41
Survivors  4
Number of deaths  41
Survivor  4
Crew  4
Injuries (non-fatal)  4
Date  23 December 1979
Operator  Turkish Airlines
Passenger count  41
1979 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash
Site  Kuyumcuköy, Ankara, Turkey
Summary  Controlled flight into terrain
Similar  Air New England Flight 248, Dan‑Air Flight 0034, Alia Royal Jordanian Flight 600, Quebecair Flight 255, 1979 Garuda Fokker F2

The 1979 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash occurred on December 23, 1979, when a Turkish Airlines Fokker F28 Fellowship 1000 airliner, registration TC-JAT, named Trabzon, on a domestic passenger flight from Samsun Airport to Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara, flew into the side of a hill 1,400 m (4,600 ft) near the village of Kuyumcuköy in Çubuk district of Ankara Province, 32 km (20 mi) north-northeast of the destination airport on approach to landing.


The crew had deviated from the localizer course while on an ILS approach experiencing severe turbulence.

Crew and passengers

The aircraft had four crew and 41 passengers on board. 38 passengers and three crew were killed in the accident.


The aircraft, a Fokker F28 Fellowship 1000 with two Rolls-Royce RB183-2 "Spey" Mk555-15 turbofan jet engines, was built by Fokker with manufacturer serial number 11071, and made its first flight in 1973.


1979 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash Wikipedia

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