Date & Time: Jan 8, 2003 at 2019 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro RJ100
Operator:
Registration:
TC-THG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Istanbul - Diyarbakir
MSN:
E3241
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
TK634
Country:
Turkey
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
75
Pax fatalities:
70
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
75
Circumstances:
On final approach in thick fog, the aircraft struck the ground short of runway and disintegrated. The Turkish board said that the pilots continued the approach after passing the minimum descent altitude as they saw the runway lights before they disappeared due to fog. Al five crew members and 70 passengers were killed.