Turkish Airlines Flight 301
TC-JAP, sister-ship to the accident aircraft
|Date||January 26, 1974|
|Summary||Atmospheric icing, Loss of control|
|Site||Cumaovası, Izmir, Turkey
|Aircraft type||Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship|
|Flight origin||Izmir Cumaovası Airport (IZM), Turkey|
|Destination||Istanbul Yeşilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
The 1974 Turkish Airlines Izmir crash occurred on January 26, 1974 when a Turkish Airlines Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship airliner, registration TC-JAO, named Van, on a domestic flight in Turkey from Izmir Cumaovası Airport (IZM) to Istanbul Yeşilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), stalled shortly after takeoff due to over rotation and frost accretion on the wings, crashed and caught fire.
At around 7:30 local time (5:30 UTC), the aircraft ran on Runway 35 of approx. 3,200 ft (980 m) and became airborne. At a height of 8–10 m, it suddenly yawed left and pitched nose-down. The Fokker F28 contacted the ground again and struck a drainage ditch, skidded, disintegrated and caught fire. Pilot error in deciding to depart with an airframe having ice accumulations on the wings and vertical stabilizer was the cause of the accident.
It was the worst accident involving a Fokker F28 and second deadliest aviation accident in Turkey at that time.
Crew and passengers
The aircraft had five crew and 68 passengers on board. Four crew and 62 passengers were killed at the accident. One crew member and six passengers survived.
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 11057. It made its first flight on September 5, 1972 and was delivered on January 13, 1973.
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