2016-09-28 Turkish Airlines A319 dangerous missed approach near Sochi

2016-09-28 Turkish Airlines A319 dangerous missed approach near Sochi

2016-09-28 Turkish Airlines A319 dangerous missed approach near Sochi


After an abandoned bad weather approach to Sochi, the aircraft did not follow the prescribed route and came close to rising terrain. The flight was safely completed.


According to reports emerged by the Aviation Herald, The Airbus A319 operating on Turkish Airlines scheduled flight TK 295 from Istanbul to Sochi, Russia was approaching and already cleared to land on runway 02 (ILS approach) in unfavourable weather conditions.

Visibility at the airport was reduced in occasional rainshowers, overcast skies and moderate winds.

About less than a mile away from landing, the pilots discontinued their approach because of a windshear warning. But instead to follow the prescribed missed approach route to the right (white dashed line) the aircraft turned left straight towards rising terrain.

TK 295 continued on the false route for an unknown timespan before local air traffic control (ATC) intervened and ordered the flight to climb to 6000 feet. Then ATC instructed the flight to turn right without delay but TK 295 continued straight ahead to the mountains. It was only ater ATC intervened for a 2nd time and ordered to climb to 15000 ft and the immediate turn to the right when the crew complied and climbed out of danger.

About 30 minutes later, the aircraft landed normally on runway 06.

NOTE: This occurence marks the 5th serious incident for Turkish Airlines in the current year.

Estimated Flightpath TK 295 © GoogleEarth | Jacdec.de
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METAR Sochi-Adler Intl Airport (URSS):

28/09/2016 01:00->
METAR URSS 272200Z 02006MPS 2300 R02/3000D -SHRA BKN018 OVC040CB
           12/11 Q1021 R02/220348 R06/220348 NOSIG RMK R06/05003MPS
           MT OBSC QFE764=
28/09/2016 00:30->
METAR URSS 272130Z 04005MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN050CB OVC083 13/11
           Q1021 R02/290050 R06/290050 NOSIG RMK R06/35002MPS

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Airbus A319
Registration: TC-JLP
Age a/c: 10.8 years
Constr. No.: 2655

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0


Date: 2016-09-28 Time: 00:56
Location: URSS AER Sochi area
Country: Russia
Flight phase: APR – Initial Approach (IFR), Final Approach, all Circuit Patterns, Missed Approach/Go-Around
Damage to a/c: none

Flight no.: TK 295
From: LTBA/IST: Istanbul Ataturk Intl Airport To: URSS/AER: Sochi
Type: Passenger
Operator: THY Turkish Airlines

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 68th safety occurence for the operator
  • 150th safety occurence of type (A319)
  • 3rd safety occurence at Sochi Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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