Narrative:Descended into a hillside while on approach to Ankara in poor visibility conditions.
|Date:||Thursday 28 November 1957|
|Type:||Douglas C-124C Globemaster II|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 43904|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||10 km (6.3 mls) from Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Wheelus AB (MJI/HLLM), Libya|
|Destination airport:||Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wheelus AB to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 1919 km (1199 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.