Accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 TC-JAO, Saturday 26 January 1974
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Date:Saturday 26 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Owner/operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAO
MSN: 11057
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:2269 hours
Cycles:3133 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 73
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (ADB) -   Turkey
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM)
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Fokker aircraft became airborne after a ground run on runway 35 of approx. 3200 feet. At a height of 8-10 m the aircraft suddenly yawed left and pitched nose-down. The aircraft contacted the ground again and struck a drainage ditch, skidded, disintegrated and caught fire.
With the conditions at the time of takeoff, the aircraft should have reached rotation speed after a ground roll of 850 m(2800 feet). From the flight data recorder it was determined that the aircraft became airborne at 124 knots after a 975 m (3200-foot) roll . The speed increased to 133 knots and then dropped to 124 knots, and the aircraft veered left.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft stalled on takeoff due to over rotation and frost accretion on the wings."


ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (109-115)
Willem Wendt


  • 12th worst accident in 1974
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Firuz Altingoz; Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM); 13 January 1973

photo (c) Firuz Altingoz; Izmir-Cumaovasi Airport (IZM); April 1973

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