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 Osman Yildirim, a detained train officer who allegedly caused the accident because he forgot to change the scissors that allowed the trains to enter different rails according to their direction of departure. Yildirim, who wishes condolences to those who lost their lives, said, özür I apologize to everyone for being the last link of many chains that are the cause of this accident. ”


Yildirim describing the day of the accident occurred, M74 scissors did not work and was never shown to him, he said. Yıldırım said, için Because the workers were working overtime, they were not working to avoid overtime. I didn't know I was the only one. At 4-5 o'clock, Eryaman was receiving frost warnings on the scissors. I was trying to build the 12th route on the order of the operations officer. The ice-shears were frozen. Normally there is heating system in the scissors but it did not work. I had trouble making scissors. The officer said there was a train on the 13th. I dealt with it and I did it. This time I went to make the 11th-way scissors that crashed. My hands and feet were frozen. I've been cold since 4-5. I probably didn't lock it. It was colder. I did the 11's scissors. Making scissors wrong is a common occurrence on the railway. They did not take precautions for this. The train passed in front of me but it is impossible to see which is even. Then the accident occurred and I went into shock. I'm 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 defendant operations officer Sinan Yavuz testified that Yıldırım gave approval as if he did not change the scissors. Yavuz said, dim I sent the train as it should. No tracking system after sending. I have been working there for 3.5 years and on average 60 trains have been running. Every five to ten minutes this M74 shears needs to be replaced. It's not possible for me to go and check it on the spot every time I come and have a train run. I received the guarantee from Osman and sent the train. I don't accept the charges. I have no fault of the accident. I've been under arrest for 13 months. My family and I think we're victims. ”


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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