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Crash of a Cessna 650 Citation VII in Istanbul

Accident description

  • Sep 21, 2017 at 2116 LT
  • TC-KON
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Executive
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Istanbul - Ercan
  • 650-7084
  • 1998
  • Istanbul-Atatürk, Marmara Region (Marmara Bölgesi)
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The aircraft departed Atatürk Airport in Istanbul at 2105LT bound for Ercan with a crew of three and one passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, an unexpected situation forced the crew to return for an emergency landing. After touchdown on runway 35L, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, veered off runway, struck a concrete ditch and came to rest in flames. All four occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.