Accident Boeing 727-2H9 TC-AKD, Saturday 27 February 1988
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Date:Saturday 27 February 1988
Time:10:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-2H9
Owner/operator:Talia Airways
Registration: TC-AKD
MSN: 20930/1044
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Girne Arap -   Cyprus
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Destination airport:Ercan Airport (ECN/LCEN)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
The crew had been cleared for a VOR approach, but cancelled IFR and descended to 2000 feet, disregarding the altitude of the mountain chain ahead (3130 feet). Noticing mountains ahead the pilot tried to turn left and climb, but struck the mountain.

Sources:

ICAO Adrep 2/89 (#3)

Statistics

  • 39th worst accident in 1988
  • 25th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 17th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) Pars Kara; near Girne Arap; 18 June 2000


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Düsseldorf Airport (DUS); July 1987


photo (c) Roberto Falciola; Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF); June 1987

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