The aircraft got into trouble over Evciler around noon local time. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Ozgur Alagoz, ejected safely and was picked up by a rescue helicopter. Later accounts indicate that the pilot lost situational awareness going through clouds and put the aircraft into a dive. When exited the clouds pulled out bottoming out into some trees. The aircraft remained airborne but suffered FOD through the inlet damaging the engine and the pilot opted to eject.