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Crash of a Beriev Be-200Chs near Kahramanmaraş: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-88450
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
64620090311
YOM:
2020
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Owned and operated by the Russian Navy, the aircraft was dispatched in Turkey in July to help the Turkish government (General Directorate of Forestry) to fight raging forest fires in the southeast part of the country. On board were eight crew members, five Russian and three Turkish. After the aircraft drop water on fire, the crew elected to gain height when the aircraft impacted terrain and crashed on the slope of a mountain, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 8 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Casa-Nurtanio CN-235M-100 near Yalvaç: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 17, 2018 at 1250 LT
Operator:
Registration:
98-148
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Eskişehir - Eskişehir
MSN:
C-148
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Eskişehir Airport at 1103LT on a training flight, carrying one technician and two pilots. While flying in apparent good weather conditions, the airplane struck the top of a snow covered mountain located in the region of Yalvaç, some 80 km northeast of Isparta. The wreckage was found at 1430LT and all three crew members have been killed.

Ground fire of a Boeing 737-8KN in Antalya

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2012 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-TJK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antalya - Trondheim
MSN:
35794/2794
YOM:
2009
Flight number:
CAI773
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
189
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the push back process, the pilots noticed smoke spreading in the cockpit and in the cabin and stopped the aircraft. All 196 occupants were evacuated but some were standing on wings and jumped down to the tarmac. 27 passengers were injured, some of them seriously. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to smoke.
Probable cause:
It is believed that a short circuit occurred in the cockpit panel, on the captain side, most probably in the vicinity of the oxygen system.

Crash of a Boeing 737-4Q8 in Antalya

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2011 at 1315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-SKF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden – Antalya
MSN:
26291/2513
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
SHY8756
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
156
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden, the crew started the descent to Antalya Airport runway 18C and completed the landing checklist. After touchdown, the aircraft started to vibrate and deviated to the right. Suddenly, the right main gear collapsed , causing the right engine nacelle to struck the ground. Metal rub the ground and a fire erupted in the right main wheel well. The aircraft eventually came to a complete stop, slightly to the right of the centerline. All 162 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It seems that a tyre on the right main gear burst after touchdown, causing the gear to collapse. A fire erupted, caused by the rubbing of the engine nacelle on ground.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Isparta: 57 killed

Date & Time: Nov 30, 2007 at 0136 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-AKM
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Istanbul - Isparta
MSN:
53185/2090
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
KK4203
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
57
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Istanbul-Atatürk Airport at 0051LT on a schedule service to Isparta, carrying 50 passengers and 7 crew members. After being cleared to proceed to a VOR/DME approach to Isparta Airport runway 05, the crew was supposed to fly over IPT VOR then to follow a 223° heading. But the crew failed to input the arrival procedures in the FMS and started the approach by night over rising terrain. As the EGPWS failed to activate, the crew did not realize his altitude was insufficient when the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a mountainous area located near Çukurören, about 12 km west of Isparta Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all 57 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The following findings were identified:
- The crew failed to follow the published procedures,
- The crew failed to adhere to SOP's,
- The EGPWS system failed to activate and to warn the crew about the insufficient altitude,
- The EGPWS failed 86 times during the last 235 flights and was removed from another aircraft to be installed on TC-AKM 10 days prior to the accident,
- Lack of visibility due to the night,
- The CVR system was unserviceable,
- The DFDR system was partially unserviceable and recorded the last 15 minutes of flight only,
- Lack of crew training,
- The captain followed only 20 of the requested 32 hours training,
- The copilot followed a 32-hours training program in Sofia but this was not documented,
- A probable lack of situational awareness on part of the crew.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2P in Göktepe

Date & Time: May 6, 2006 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ER-35538
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Izmir – Adana
MSN:
1G114-50
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was leased by a regional Turkish operator to perform a flight from Izmir to Adana with 4 pilots and 2 engineers from the Moldovan Company. En route, the crew encountered bad weather conditions with limited visibility due to heavy rain falls, and elected to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a hilly terrain located near Göktepe. All 6 occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.