Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 25 March 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Devlet Hava Yollari - DHY
Registration: TC-BAL
C/n / msn: 19423
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ankara-Etimesgut Airport (ANK) (   Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara-Etimesgut Airport (ANK/LTAD), Turkey
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire on landing.

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Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Ankara-Etimesgut Airport as the crow flies is 344 km (215 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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