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Date:Thursday 21 September 2017
Time:ca 21:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 650 Citation VII
Operator:Avione Jet
Registration: TC-KON
MSN: 650-7084
First flight: 1998
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ercan Airport (ECN/LCEN), Turkey
A Cessna 650 Citation VII corporate jet was destroyed in an accident and post-impact fire during an attempted on landing at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport in Turkey.
The aircraft departed Atatürk Airport about 21:05 local time, with destination Ercan. Shortly after takeoff a situation developed which forced the flight to return to the departure airport. The aircraft suffered a runway excursion while attempting to land on runway 35L. It crossed a concrete ditch and a post impact fire erupted. The two pilots, hostess and sole passenger survived the accident.


METAR Weather report:
17:50 UTC / 20:50 local time:
LTBA 211750Z 04007KT 9999 VCTS SCT020CB BKN032 BKN090 23/18 Q1011 RETS NOSIG RMK RWY17L 04007KT 360V070 RWY05 02009KT 330V050 RWY23 04009KT

18:20 UTC / 21:20 local time:
LTBA 211820Z VRB07KT 9999 FEW020CB SCT032 BKN090 23/18 Q1011 NOSIG RMK RWY17L 05008KT 010V080 RWY05 02010KT RWY23 05009KT

18:46 UTC / 21:46 local time:
LTBA 211846Z 04009KT 330V110 6000 -SHRA VCTS SCT025CB BKN030 22/18 Q1011 NOSIG RMK RWY17L 05006KT 010V090 RWY05 04008KT 010V070 RWY23 05008KT 020V090


photo of Cessna-650-Citation-VII-TC-KON
accident date: 21-09-2017
type: Cessna 650 Citation VII
registration: TC-KON
photo of Cessna-650-Citation-VII-TC-KON
accident date: 21-09-2017
type: Cessna 650 Citation VII
registration: TC-KON

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Ercan Airport as the crow flies is 760 km (475 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Citation VII

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