Turkish Airlines Flight 301

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Turkish Airlines Flight 301
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TC-JAP, sister-ship to the accident aircraft
Accident summary
Date January 26, 1974 (1974-01-26)
Summary Atmospheric icing, Loss of control
Site Cumaovası, Izmir, Turkey
38°17′21″N 27°09′18″E / 38.28917°N 27.15500°E / 38.28917; 27.15500Coordinates: 38°17′21″N 27°09′18″E / 38.28917°N 27.15500°E / 38.28917; 27.15500
Passengers 68
Crew 5
Fatalities 66
Survivors 7
Aircraft type Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship
Aircraft name Van
Operator Turkish Airlines
Registration TC-JAO
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.[1]

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.[1] Pilot error in deciding to depart with an airframe having ice accumulations on the wings and vertical stabilizer was the cause of the accident.[2]

It was the worst accident involving a Fokker F28 and second deadliest aviation accident in Turkey at that time.[1]

Crew and passengers[edit]

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.[1]


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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Aircraft accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 TC-JAO Izmir-Cumaovası Airport (ADB)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^ "TC-JAO". Air Disaster. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  3. ^ "TC-JAO". planespotter.org. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 

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