Condor Flugdienst Flight 3782
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (January 2014)|
A Condor Flugdienst Boeing 737-200, similar to the one involved in the accident.
|Date||2 January 1988|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain due to pilot error|
|Site||near Seferihisar, Turkey|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 737-230|
|Flight origin||Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, West Germany|
|Destination||Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir, Turkey|
Condor Flugdienst Flight 3782 was an international charter flight from Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport, West Germany to Adnan Menderes Airport, Turkey that crashed near Seferihisar, Turkey on 2 January 1988. The flight was uneventful until final approach, when the aircraft, with the co-pilot in command, was cleared for an ILS approach to the Outer Marker (Non-Directional Beacon) and then on to Runway 35. The aircraft's ILS was switched on after it had passed the NDB, therefore missing the turn. The crew, confused, then followed the wrong side beam of the ILS, and it struck Dümentepe Hill, 10.5 nautical miles from the airport, killing all 16 people on board.
The investigation concluded that the main cause of the accident was the wrong use of navigation aids. This was caused by a lack of adherence to company procedures and basic flying procedures.
- American Airlines Flight 965, another aircraft that crashed due to ILS problems.
- "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737–230 D-ABHD Seferihisar". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.