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AtlasJet A\C With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:17 am

Just heard on Sky News as going to bed, that they were getting news in from the Reuters news agency that a Turkish aircraft over central Turkey has gone missing with 59 people onboard (including 7 crew).

The aircraft is an AtlasJet aircraft and is missing from Radar and failed to arrive at the city of Isparta.

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I don't know much about AtlasJet, but they are a relatively new Turkish airline of about two years and fly a new fleet of 15 aircraft including A319, A320, CRJ-900 and 757-200.

http://www.atlasjet.com/en/

[Edited 2007-11-29 19:35:49]
 
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RE: Breaking News - Turkish AC With 56 Pax Missing

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:21 am

Reuters reports the airline is private airline company AtlasJetair. Plane was due to land as Isparta. Dissapeared from radar before it was due to land. 49 passengers and seven crew.
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RE: Breaking News - Turkish AC With 56 Pax Missing

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:23 am

Oh God. Lets all pray to all our Gods. I hope its a minor communication problem.

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RE: Breaking News - Turkish AC With 56 Pax Missing

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:24 am

Wow this is really breaking news! I can't find it anywhere on the web.

Let's hope for the best...


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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:26 am



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 2):
I hope its a minor communication problem.

Yes let's hope its the transponder.  crossfingers 



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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:29 am

Here's the link to the story, from Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL3045465320071130
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:48 am

"The plane disappeared from radar screens shortly before it was due to land at Isparta. Isparta is a mountainous area of Turkey, which is now in the grip of winter with snow and fog common on higher ground across much of the country."

That doesn't sound good at all, the aircraft has been missing for four hours, a diversion is hopeful but not very likely. I hope and pray everyone is OK.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:49 am

PPRUNE report suggests this is an MD83, leased from "World Focus" Airlines. Atlas currently operates three such aircraft, TC-AKL,M and N.

Aircraft has, unfortunately, crashed.

[Edited 2007-11-29 19:55:18]
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:54 am

Also know Atlasjet have Air Finland 757 on lease too! Hope all turns out to be ok!
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:58 am

Geez, this is quite unforntunate, I hope this a minor transponder problem but I'm expecting the worse outcome.  pray 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:59 am

Here's the approach chart for the airport:

http://turkce.acuwings.com/LTFC_SULEYMAN_DEMIREL.pdf

Here's the diagram that i put together for the crash site using maps.google.com. As anyone can see the aircraft should have never been there :

http://turkce.acuwings.com/KKCrash.bmp
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:02 am



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 7):
Aircraft has, unfortunately, crashed.

Do you know this for sure?? Can you provide a link to this?
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:08 am

Reuters is reporting that according to Turkish TV, wreckage of the plane has been found.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:09 am

unfortunately, it has crashed, departed at 00.50 in IST and was due to land at 02.00.

On Board 49 Pax, 7 Crew....

A very sad moment
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:17 am



Quoting TKfan (Reply 12):
On Board 49 Pax, 7 Crew....

A very sad moment

really unfortunate. What was the type of aircraft?
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:27 am



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 13):
What was the type of aircraft?

A MD83, leased from World Focus.
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:47 am

AtlasJet looks very unreliable...
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:01 am



Quoting LH648 (Reply 15):
AtlasJet looks very unreliable...

Actually Atlasjets own fleet is pretty young, and some are fabric-new (319/CRJ).
They are a reliable and and a decent Airline.

Their Problem is, they leased out their own fleet. Lots of A320/321 are long-term leased to Saudia.

As they are not an operator of MD83 or A310, these are leased on ACMI basis.
They can only be blamed not to chose a reliable lessor
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:06 am

Just heard about the crash in the news.


They say it is a MD-83 and they have just found the wreckage of the plane.


This is really sad.

My thoughts belongs to all who suffer in this crash.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turk

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:07 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_plane

Wreckage has been found, and as said earlier appears to be an MD-83!! Still seems to pretty breaking news!

Edited to add MD-83

[Edited 2007-11-29 21:17:32]
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:11 am



Quoting Cbphoto (Reply 18):
and as said earlier appears to be an MD-80!!

It is a MD-83
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:22 am



Quoting TKfan (Reply 16):
Quoting LH648 (Reply 15):
AtlasJet looks very unreliable

don't they also have a fleet of relatively new 757's ???

What was the weather like at the time of landing ???
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:29 am



Quoting Alberchico (Reply 20):

According to airfleets they are 7.5 years in average.
but these are leased to Saudia and Ethiaopian i think
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:31 am

just seen, only one 757 left, either sold or leased out.

they had at the very beginning 4 B757
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:33 am

I came across this link...gives some detail as to where it crashed etc...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_plane

thats all i have.

Goodnight and prayers for those aboard....

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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:36 am



Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 23):
came across this link...gives some detail as to where it crashed etc...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/...plane

The article says that all on board are dead. I really hope that is not true.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:37 am

CNN reports it doesn't look good for survivors. Man, that just sucks. I hope CNN is wrong!
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:40 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 24):

The article says that all on board are dead. I really hope that is not true.

I would hope you are not right, but without knowing the manner in which it crashed, no real conclusions can be made.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:42 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 24):

unfortunately, they are .....

to get an view of the area a 3D map
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:42 am

The BBC is reporting that the airline has confirmed that all lives were lost. May they RIP.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7120268.stm
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:25 am

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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:38 am

My Turkish is really bad the satellite feed I'm seeing leads me to believe TC-AKM is the reg (last letter was hard to make out, but think this is it.)
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:41 am

All on board are believed to be Turkish citizens.
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:45 am

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their family members..
Worldfocus , the lessor of the aircraft, has a lot of bad history in terms of shady mx practices. I am utterly mad to SHGM (Turkish CAA) to keep this airline operating for last 2-3 years. We don't know the reason for the crash, but this airline should have shut down long long time ago.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:57 am

TC-AKM is the reg, the one that went through hijacking is TC-AKN.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turk

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:08 am

RIP all on board, and condolences to the families.

BBC reports that "luggage and debris [are] strewn across a large area". Wouldn't this normally point to an in-flight breakup? With the recent political situation in Turkey - in particular the (possible?) military incursion in the Kurdish portion of northern Iraq - let's just hope that the reason for the crash was not the worst possible.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:12 am

maybe another Alaskan Airlines MD-80 crash, if anyone remembers that one?
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:14 am

A sad moment for Turkish aviation-my thoughts are with the families of all victims of this accident.
But let's not jump to hasty conclusions as to the quality of Atlasjet.
To me the airline looks well managed and determined to build a modern and consistent fleet.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:15 am

there was no inflight breakup, just had a look at the transcript.,.... CFIT..... unfortunately...
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:20 am

Speculation about terrorism is the last thing that is needed in the tense situation in Turkey right now. Hopefully, the information dissemination channels will do the responsible thing and not incite people... let the investigators do their job(s). Incitement can only lead to more lives lost and that the last thing ANYONE wants. For now, lets judge humanity favourably and assume it was an horrific accident from as of yet unknown causes. Although I doubt they read this forum, I pray the Turkish media do the same.
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turk

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:21 am



Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 37):
there was no inflight breakup, just had a look at the transcript.,.... CFIT..... unfortunately...

Wow, this is very tragic. You are right, the photo in the Yahoo article also does not look like a breakup (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_plane). Is the transcript publicly available somewhere?
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:25 am

the news in turkish will release a limited version of the atc chatter, i cant post anything here, but so far as far as the controllers go nothing was wrong with the a/c reported...

and remember, they were 18 km from touchdown, metar and tafs only cover upo from 5-8 miles here....so we dont know if there was radiation fog or patches of fog where they were, it was night time...0145 local..perfect for the former mentioned weather...

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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:29 am

Very very sad indeed. My thoughts are with the families of the victims.

News reports suggests that the plane disappeared from radar while descending. Any thoughts on what might have happened? Seems that they did not declare any form off emergency.

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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:31 am

I read that the Weather was inclement before landing, I hate to speculate but I think this could have played a part, anyone clue on what aircraft type it is along with registration?
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turk

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:33 am

According to airline and government officials, the weather conditions were good at the time. No technical problems were reported either. Apparently, the plane was already given clearance to land shortly before the crash.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7120268.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22033274/

Hopefully, they will be able to recover the FDR and CVR.

[Edited 2007-11-29 23:35:49]
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:37 am

From the transcript, it sounds like they have reached the VOR over LTFC (Isparta), and started their final descent.
The last communication with the tower, the pilot says :" We are in-bound?".

Really weird. No problems reported. Very clear night. It sounds like CFIT.
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:38 am

i just viewed the approach charts, the weather and the 3D map...it looks like a likely cause could be a higher than normal outbound to inbound turn causing an overshoot at 12 miles, which puts you right where the crash site is  Sad
it's just speculation but it all fits the info i have
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:38 am



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 42):
anyone clue on what aircraft type it is along with registration?

You might wanna try reading the entire thread before you post next time  Yeah sure

Quoting B747forever (Reply 19):
It is a MD-83



Quoting Bahadir (Reply 33):
TC-AKM is the reg

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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:41 am

http://www.airporthaber.com/hb/detay.php?id=22104
here are the first pictures..


Very sad way to start a weekend  Sad

RIP
 
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RE: AtlasJet AC With 59 Pax Missing - Central Turkey

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:42 am

The airplane's main fuselage is pretty much in one piece except the nose and the tail.. The pilots were doing a VOR approach. I am not sure why this approach is a problem with pilots.. I am sure some people will come up with 'We want ILS' kind of crap but the $1,000,000 question is 'why they went below?'.
Was the EGPWS working on the airplane? Was it MEL'ed ? Was it working and crew brushed it off?

And lastly , i am kind of skeptical that there is no sign of fire in the wreckage..
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