Turkish Avro RJ100 crashes


A Turkish Airlines (THY) Avro RJ100 crashed in thick fog while attempting to land at Diyarbakir, in southeast Turkey, in the evening of 8 January. Avro RJ100 TC-THG Konya (msn E3241) was operating flight TK634 from Istanbul, with 75 passengers and five crew on board. She was making a non-precision approach when she apparently hit the ground just short of the runway, broke apart, and burst into flames. Five people survived, including an infant and a crew member, and are being treated at Diyarbakir hospital. THY has a blemished safety record, having lost six aircraft in the last 20 years, including two Boeing 737s and two Avro RJs in the last decade (fortunately, both previous RJ accidents had no fatalities).

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