Date & Time: Jan 16, 1983 at 2230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Paris – Tripoli – Istanbul – Ankara
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Ankara-Esenboğa Airport by night, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with snow falls. On short final, the three engine airplane struck the ground 50 meters short of runway and crashed, bursting into flames. Twenty occupants were injured while 47 passengers were killed.
It is believed that the airplane lost height during the last segment after being caught by downdrafts and wind shear.