A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-400 (TC-JEP) crashed on 7 April without an emergency call from the pilots, within 9min of take-off from Adana, southern Turkey. The two pilots and four cabin crew on board were killed. The aircraft was on a night positioning flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to collect Muslims returning from the Haj pilgrimage. THY says that it came down at Adatepe, 40km (22nm) south-east of Adana during a heavy thunderstorm. The four year old aircraft was owned by International Lease Finance.

Source: Flight International