ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 TC-JAC Adana Airport (ADA)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Friday 21 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAC
MSN: 47213/358
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Adana Airport (ADA) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
The DC-9 diverted to Adana after pressurization problems.
Approaching Adana NDB the flight was cleared to 7000 ft, and then to 3000 ft when overhead Adana NDB. The clearance was acknowledged and shortly after the pilot reported 1000 ft. The first approach was not successful due to a low ceiling and the pilot informed the tower that they were making a visual circuit at 500 ft. Shortly after the aircraft collided with the ground.

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photo of DC-9-32-TC-JAC
accident date: 21-01-1972
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: TC-JAC

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 Damascus International Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 805 km (503 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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