Ankara YHT Accident Trial Begins First Trial

ankara yht accident trial started the first trial
ankara yht accident trial started the first trial

The first trial of the high-speed train accident in Ankara in December 2018, in which nine people were killed and more than 80 people were injured, began at the Ankara Courthouse. A total of 10 TCDD personnel, three of whom are detained, are on trial.

Newspaper WallAccording to the news of Serkan Alan; The first hearing in Ankara's 13th High Criminal Court began in the lawsuit against 2018 defendants in Ankara on December 10, 30, in which nine people died.

High-Speed ​​Train (YHT), which runs between Ankara and Konya, and nine trainees were killed and dozens were injured in the accident that occurred as a result of the collision of the guide train to control the rails. 15 defendants participated in the hearing, three of them detained and seven of them detained on charges of 'causing more than one death and injury'.


The defendant who made the first defense in the indictment was the arrested train formation officer Osman Yıldırım, who was alleged to have caused the accident because he forgot to change the scissors that allow the trains to go on different tracks according to their direction. Expressing his condolences to those who lost their lives, Yıldırım said, "This is kazanI apologize to everyone for being the last link in many chains that are the reason for the formation of the company.


KazanDescribing the day the crash occurred, Yıldırım said that the M74 scissors did not work and was never shown to him. Yıldırım said, “Because the overtime of the workers was high, they were not working to avoid overtime. I didn't know that I would be working alone. At around 4-5 o'clock, a frost warning was heard on the radios from Eryaman. I was trying to cross the 12th road with the instruction of the operations officer. The icy scissors were frozen. Normally there is a heating system in the scissors, but it was not working. I had a hard time making the scissors. The operations officer said that the train will come from the 13th route. I dealt with it and did it. This time I went to do the scissors on the 11th road that crashed. My hands and feet were frozen. I was cold since 4-5. I did shears, I guess it didn't lock completely. I entered the hut, it was colder. I made the scissors of 11. Scissor making mistakes is a common occurrence on railroad tracks. They did not take any action for this. The train passed in front of me, but I cannot see which line it is on. Then the accident happened and I was in shock. I am still in shock.”

The court 'scissors did you' question, the defendant Lightning, "I thought I did not have done," he said.


The defendant Mükerrem Aydoğdu's lawyer told the defendant Yıldırım: “Hasn't he received training before? Did he do scissors without training? Was he doing this without knowing his job? Ord Yıldırım I used it for the first time on 9 December (2018). Otherwise I didn't know how to use the panel. This board is electronic. I knew the manual shears. He had signs and he looked afar. There's no sign of electronic scissors. It's more likely we won't make any mistakes in electronics. My only work was a mistake when the weather was cold. Di

Osman Eker, lawyer of Osman Yildirim said, imin My client has no place to stay for a long time. Scissors is not just a simple thing. From cleaning the scissors to the simple failure of the shears, many jobs are hosted. There are five more trainings the client has to take. The client was on duty before he got them. Why didn't they get education? ”


Lawyer Eker said, “Was there a snow removal tool used for scissor cleaning? There were signs flags, "the defendant Lightning," did not "replied and said there were technical deficiencies.

Victim lawyer Melih Koluaçık said, “Would there be an accident if there was a control system for changing scissors? Was there any signaling? Even though the accident was prevented, "the defendant Lightning question," There was none. It would be prevented though ”.

In the indictment, the detained defendant operation officer Sinan Yavuz, who was stated to have approved the action as if Yıldırım did not change the points, gave his statement. Yavuz said, “I sent the train as it should be. No tracking system after sending. I have been working there for 3.5 years and an average of 60 trains are running. This M74 clipper needs to be changed every five to ten minutes. It is not possible for me to go and check it on the spot and have a train run every time. I got a guarantee for the scissors from Osman and sent the train. I do not accept the accusations. KazanI have no qualms about its being. I have been detained for 13 months. "My family and I think we are victims," ​​he said.


Another inmate accused traffic controller Emin Ercan Erbey testified. Bey The day of the incident began routinely. The moment the scissors were made, they were looked after for me. I consciously acquitted myself. If I have the slightest mistake, I am willing to accept all the punishment. ” Following the words of Erbey who told him that they were told that the signaling did not work because of the work of Capital Ray, the audience said, ca All these people would not die if there was signaling. Shame ”came the reaction.

Er Is there a panel on the line to examine the scissor movements? Er, the defendant Erbey replied, “No, there is no such panel..

The trial was suspended for an hour.

Who is tried?

In the case of a train accident in Ankara, Osman Yildirim, a trainee officer, Sinan Yavuz, a traffic officer, and Emin Ercan Erbey, a traffic controller, are on trial. The names who are tried without arrest are as follows:

HT YHT Ankara Director Duran Yaman, YHT Traffic Service Manager Ünal Sayıner, TCDD Safety and Quality Management Department Head Erol Tuna Aşkın, TCDD Traffic and Station Management Department Head Mükerrem Aydoğdu, YHT Ankara Station Deputy Director Kadir Oğuz, Branch Manager Recep Kutlay, Traffic Service Deputy Director Ergun Tuna. Müdür

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