An Azur Air Boeing 757-200, registration VQ-BKF performing flight ZF-5495 from Novosibirsk (Russia) to Antalya (Turkey), was on final approach to Antalya's runway 36L in poor weather conditions when the crew initiated a go around at about 1100 feet MSL and about 170 knots over ground, the airspeed dropped sharply reaching 131 knots over ground at 1700 feet MSL, the aircraft descended a bit recovering the speed to about 170 knots over ground and continued the climb. The aircraft positioned for an approach to Antalya's runway 36R and was on final descending through 1600 feet about 2nm before the runway threshold when the crew initiated another go around, on climbing through about 3000 feet the aircraft entered a very sharp right turn to turn downwind, positioned for an approach to runway 36C but again performed a missed approach. The aircraft diverted to Dalaman (Turkey) for a safe landing about 80 minutes after the first go around at Antalya.
Rosaviatsia reported according to the flight data recorder the aircraft exceeded the bank angle limits reaching 40.5 degrees bank as well as the pitch angle limit reaching 39 degrees nose up while on a heading of approximately 360 degrees. In addition the aircraft slowed to 153 KIAS on a clean wing as well as oversped flaps 20 by 12.5 knots before the aircraft diverted to Dalaman after three missed approaches.
The airline reported the aircraft was approaching Antalya in deteriorating weather conditions, however, as the airfield was open there was no reason to divert to Dalaman. The first approach was aborted, the airfield closed and opened several times during the next hour, the captain attempted two more approaches when the aerodrome was open, the approaches were made in thunderstorm activity and rainfall, down- and updrafts (vertical ascending and descending air currents) and severe turbulence. After the third attempt to approach Antalya the captain made the competent decision to divert to Dalaman.
The aircraft remained on the groun in Dalaman for about 3.5 hours, then flew to Antalya and landed safely. The aircraft departed Antalya for the return flight about 2 hours after landing in Antalya