Ankara YHT Accident Case 2 Evacuation

ankara yht accident evacuation case
ankara yht accident evacuation case

In the trial of 2018 defendants related to the YHT disaster in Ankara in 10, the court decided to continue the arrest of Osman Yildirim, the train organizer Osman Yildirim, and the prisoner Sinan Yavuz and the traffic controller Emin Ercan Erbey.

YHT engaged in Ankara-Konya flights, 13 December 2018 Yenimahalle district Marshaland Station collided with the road train to control the road. Nine people lost their lives in the disaster, 86 people were injured.

A lawsuit was filed against the Facia in Ankara's 10th High Criminal Court with the request of up to 15 years' imprisonment for 30 people for “causing death and injury to more than one person”.

The first hearing of the trial, in which 3 defendants and 7 defendants were tried, started at the 10th Assize Court. The hearing room was filled by those who lost their relatives and the wounded.


One dayAccording to the news of Burcu Cansu; “Detained defendants train constitution officer Osman Yıldırım, movement officer Sinan Yavuz, traffic controller Emin Ercan Erbey and detained defendants YHT Ankara Station Deputy Director Kadir Oğuz, Deputy Traffic Service Manager Ergün Tuna, YHT Traffic Service Manager Ünal Sayıner, YHT Ankara Director Duran Yaman , Branch Manager Recep Kutlay, TCDD Traffic and Station Management Department Head Mükerrem Aydoğdu, TCDD Safety and Quality Management Department Head Erol Tuna Aşkın appeared for the first time.


In March 2016, Gülermak-Kolin Partnership and TCDD signed a contract for the High Speed ​​Train line. According to the agreement, the system between Ankara and Kayaş had to be completed in January 2018 and the Ankara-Sincan line where the disaster took place in October 2017.

The contract was signed for 36 months, although the time set for the completion of the project was 17 months. Before the June 24th election, the opening was made before the signaling system for the "political show" was completed.

While the warnings of BTS's invitation to the disaster were not taken into account by the AKP Government, the disaster occurred on 13 December 2018.

In a statement made by BTS after the disaster, “We made our warnings to the authorities before this line opened. This accident would not happen if the signaling system worked. This system controls traffic on railways. Even if there is an employee error here, this signaling is capable of preventing this. This line was opened on April 12 before the election. We made our warnings at that time and said that there was no signaling. ”

“I thought I had changed the line”

In the indictment, the train station officer Osman Yildirim made his defense because the accused alleged that the accident occurred because he forgot to change the scissors that allowed the trains to enter different rails according to their direction of departure.

Yıldırım said, “I thought I was doing it but I did not. The accident happened because the train that had to go on Line 2 went from Line 1 ”.

Since the heating system did not work on the scissors, Yıldırım stated that the scissors were frozen and told the following about the event day:

“The scissor named M74 was not working and was never shown to me. They did not employ workers after 23.00 in order not to work overtime, as the workers' work was high. I did not know that I would work alone that day. At 4-5 o'clock, there was a frost warning on scissors on radios from Eryaman. I was trying to make the scissors of the 12th road with the instructions of the operations officer. It was frozen and the scissors were frozen. The scissors did not have a heating system. Normally the scissors have a heating system but it was not working. I had trouble making scissors. The operations officer said that the train would come from the 13th road. I dealt with it and did it. This time I went to make the scissors on the 11th road that crashed.

My hands and feet were frozen. I've been cold since 4-5. I probably didn't lock it. I went into the cabin. I did the 11's scissors. Making scissors wrong is a common occurrence on the railway. They have not taken measures 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. ”

Yıldırım responded to the court president's question, "Did you make scissors?" "I thought I did it, I did not."

"The cold weather, my only work and no training caused me to make mistakes," said Yıldırım.


Osman Yıldırım lawyer Mehmet Eker said, “There are more than one scissors on some lines, all of them need to be arranged. On the day of the incident, Yıldırım is in charge of arranging multiple scissors. My client had five more training courses, and none of them had any. ”


Yıldırım, answering the questions of Lawyer Eker,

“There was no cleaning tool to use for snow cleaning in the scissor shed. The shed was not somewhere where I could see the M74 truss. He stated that there were no red and green flags used for warning in the cottage. ”


The client's lawyers said, “Was there a control system that the scissors were properly replaced? Was there signalization? Would there be an accident prevented if there was a signaling? ” accused of questions

Yıldırım replied, "There was no electronic warning system signaling, there would be no accident."


Defendant Sinan Yavuz, a motion officer, stated the following in his defense:

“It is my duty to refer a train. On the day of the accident, I sent the guide train first. Then I waited for collateral from Osman Yıldırım. After a while, Yıldırım called me and said that there was no locking sound on the M90 ​​scissors. So I told the coming train to come slowly. As the train entered, I called Yıldırım on the technical phone. He said it was okay because the scissors cleared the jam.

It was stated that the guide train came to Eryaman. Scissors separating M74 line 1 and line 2. It is necessary to give approval via the system. I followed your approval. A few minutes later, he called traffic control. I called the mechanic at 06:30 and sent the train. Since there is no signal system, we have no chance to notice. We have no chance to follow, we don't have a chance to know from which line he went.

An average of 60 trains run per day. Starting from the 74th of December, M9 was constantly changing for 5-10 minutes depending on the traffic situation. Lines 1 and 2 had been opened for 9 months. I, like every day, provided shipment on that day. ”


Emin Ercan Erbay, the arrested accused traffic controller, said in his defense:

“The day of the incident started routinely. It is not possible to see the position of the scissors from where I sit. I accept the statement as the basis. I did what I did every day.

The signaling system ends in Sincan. There is no system that shows the direction of the trains on the board I am looking at. If it were, none of us would be here today. ”

On the other hand, the response of “People would not die if there was signaling” has risen.


Deputy Director of TCDD Train Station Kadir Oğuz stated the following in his defense:

“I have been working in Ankara since 2006. I worked between 08:00 and 18:00 on weekdays. I was resting in my house on the day of the accident.

Personnel planning takes into account the train density within 24 hours.

23: 00-07: 00 one person will have a night watch. When scissors movements are compared, if one person can do a job and two people, the personnel at hand is insufficient. It is impossible to give two people to the night watch with seven staff members. ”


“When it comes to training, there is an order to work for 5 days to adapt to the new workplace. When Osman Yıldırım came, we were doing the maneuvers from the east. On the first day he arrived, he learned both the west and the east and learned the working principles. We do not teach the scissor to use scissors for 30 years. Adaptation training is given, where to eat and where to rest.

Record or not, said the documents, we give the trainings in the field for the documents we organize later.

As for button training, let me say that it is not a complication of making scissors, but a facilitator. There is no case that the scissors cannot be changed because the button is inserted. It can also be made with arm.

On the 9th of December, the first night watch was made by Osman Yıldırım. He was three people in the next seizure, it was seen that he knew how to use scissors. At 12, he comes to the night watch. Failure to sign the training paper does not mean that he does not know how to use scissors.

Osman Yıldırım mentioned that the waiting cabin was cold and that he did not even have a door. It has everything inside and is a temporary place. He said there was no flag, but there is. There is a minute stop for these trains. He goes in after the green flag is shown. It was mentioned that there was no broom in winter. There are all materials for scissors intervention. It is true that there is no warming system for scissors. It is not a problem for train officers to clean and operate the hardware scissors. He did it too. I have no fault in the formation of the accident. ”


“The machinists go to the right of the route in multiple lines. He was ordered to go from line 1. On the day of the accident, line 1 is open on line 2. According to the legislation, it would go from line 1. I don't know why the machinists didn't question why he was on line 2. ”


When the lawyer of Makasçi Osman Yıldırım asked if he had been given many trainings according to the regulations, Kadir Oğuz said, “These trainings were not given because Osman Yıldırım came with temporary education. These trainings are given by staff members. ”


Oguz, who accepted that it would be better in the case of a scissors ball in order to understand the path of the machinist more clearly, I did not make a written statement for the lack of the ball in the shears. ”


Oğuz'a defendant lawyers stating that the staff demanded, "The court asked the Ankara Gar'dan document will come with your signature if you want?" He asked. Oğuz, acting as the Deputy Director of Ankara Station, asked the question: ır It is removed from the archive. It comes with my writing..


Among the defendants' lawyers, there was discussion about the questions directed to Oğuz. Sonrası He is the responsible general manager. In the imposed system, neither this defendant nor some defendants have jurisdiction. We want to judge the real responsible. ” After the applause of the defendants' relatives in the courtroom, the president of the court said, “This is not a movie theater”.


The court decided to continue the detention of train organization officer Osman Yildirim, detained trial officer Sinan Yavuz and traffic controller Emin Ercan Erbey decided to evacuate.

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