16 Jan. 2017 - THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 747-412F accident: 38 dead
A Boeing 747-412F cargo plane was destroyed after impacting terrain near Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU). Local sources say all four crew members and 34 persons on the ground were killed.
Flight TK6491 departed Hong Kong on a cargo service to Istanbul. An en route refueling stop was planned at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Flight tracking website Flightradar24 shows the aircraft on approach to Bishkek's runway 26 at the time of the accident. It crashed past the end of the runway in an area with houses.
Weather at the time of the accident was poor with a visibility of 150 m and a Runway Visual Range reported for runway 26 of 550 m in freezing fog conditions. Vertical visibility was 100 feet. Temperature was -9°C, Dew point -10°C.
01:00 UTC / 07:00 local time:
UCFM 160100Z VRB01MPS 0050 R26/0300N FZFG VV001 M09/M10 Q1023 R26/19//60 NOSIG
01:30 UTC / 07:30 local time:
UCFM 160130Z VRB01MPS 0150 R26/0550 FZFG VV001 M09/M10 Q1024 R26/19//60 NOSIG