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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Saturday 3 April 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Devlet Hava Yollari - DHY
Registration: TC-ARK
C/n / msn: 19509
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Adana (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Crashed 15 minutes after takeoff.

» El Siglo de Torreón 4 April 1954, p3


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Distance from Adana Airport to Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport as the crow flies is 708 km (443 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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