Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 23 September 1961
Time:20:02
Type:Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-TAY
C/n / msn: 10182
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:111
Cycles:140
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 18 km from Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (   Turkey) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Flightnumber: 835
Narrative:
The F-27 crashed 18km from the left side of the extended centreline of Ankara runway 03, one minute after reporting leaving the Ankara radio range.
The airplane operated flight TK835 from Cyprus to Istanbul with en route stops at Adana and Ankara.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "During the approach to the airport the aircraft was not in the normal pattern and was below the normal altitude."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 69-AN/61 (201)
» Willem Wendt
» Milliyet 24-9-1961


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Distance from Adana Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 400 km (250 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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