Narrative: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.
|Date:||Monday 3 February 1964|
|Operator:||Türk Hava Yollari - THY|
|C/n / 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 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Ankara-Esenboga (Turkey)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey|
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."
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (23-25)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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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 Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.