ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3) TC-ETI Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 3 February 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-ETI
MSN: 12319
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) from Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
The DC-3 left Istanbul at 17:10 GMT for a cargo flight to Ankara. The aircraft started to descend from FL90 to FL80 at 18:26. The plane was cleared for a runway 03 ILS approach but nothing more was heard. The aircraft had crashed 12 km from the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause was the fact that the aircraft got below the prescribed altitude limits as a consequence of having deviated from the instrument flight rules."

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (23-25)


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Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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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