Category: Boeing 747

Turkish Airlines Flight 6491, January 16, 2017

Turkish Airlines Flight 6491, a Boeing 747-400F was scheduled from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It crashed into a residential area on 16 January 2017 while attempting to land in thick fog attempting a landing at its scheduled stopover at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Four crew members and 35 people on the ground were killed. The cargo flight was operated by ACT Airlines on behalf of Turkish Cargo. A total of 39 people, including all four crew members on board and 35 people in a residential district located near the airport, were killed in the crash. Nineteen houses were destroyed and seven more were damaged.



Preliminary Report


Safety Recommendations