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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Airbus Updates No.1294

Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 4 March 2015
Time:ca 07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-303
Operator:THY Turkish Airlines
Registration:TC-JOC
C/n / msn:1522
First flight:2014-04-29 (10 months)
Engines:General Electric CF6-80E1A3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 227
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 238
Airplane damage:Substantial
Location:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) (   Nepal)
Phase:Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal
Flightnumber:TK726
Narrative:
An Airbus A330-303, operated by THY Turkish Airlines, suffered a runway excursion accident upon landing at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM), Nepal.
Flight TK726 was a regular passenger service from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) to Kathmandu, Nepal. The flight was the first international flight to scheduled to arrive that morning. After descending from cruising altitude, it entered a holding pattern at FL210 at 06:12 hours local time (00:27 UTC) until about 07:00 (01:15 UTC) when it was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to runway 02. This approach was abandoned at about the Missed Approach Point at 1DME and the aircraft performed a go around. The aircraft circled and positioned for a second approach to runway 02. After landing the aircraft went off the left side of the runway. It ran onto soft soil and the nose landing gear collapsed.

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