Turkish Airlines Flight 158

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Turkish Airlines Flight 158
THY Boeing 727-2F2 Volpati-1.jpg
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 727-200 similar to the one involved.
Accident summary
Date 16 January 1983
Summary Runway undershot in bad weather conditions
Site near Ankara Esenboğa Airport, Turkey
40°06′46.8″N 32°58′48″E / 40.113000°N 32.98000°E / 40.113000; 32.98000
Passengers 60
Crew 7
Injuries (non-fatal) 20
Fatalities 47
Survivors 20
Aircraft type Boeing 727-2F2
Aircraft name Afyon
Operator Turkish Airlines
Registration TC-JBR
Flight origin Orly Airport, Paris, France
Stopover Istanbul Yeşilköy Airport, Turkey
Destination Ankara Esenboğa Airport, Turkey

Turkish Airlines Flight 158 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Istanbul Yeşilköy Airport to Ankara Esenboğa Airport, Turkey. On 16 January 1983, the aircraft operating the flight, a Boeing 727-200, landed about 50 metres (160 ft) short of the runway at its destination airport in driving snow, broke up and caught fire.[1][2] Of the 67 occupants on board, 47 perished.


The aircraft, a Boeing 727-2F2 with three Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 turbofan jet engines, was built by Boeing with manufacturer serial number 21603/1389, and made its first flight in 1978.[1]

Crew and passengers[edit]

The aircraft had 7 crew and 60 passengers on board. 47 passengers were killed, all the crew and 13 passengers survived the accident with injuries.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Aircraft accident Boeing 727-2F2 TC-JBR Ankara". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ayın Tarihi-Ocak 1983" (in Turkish). Governmental Press and Information Office. Retrieved 3 January 2009.