Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 20 October 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander
Operator:Tapu Kadastro Genel Müdürlügü
Registration: TC-KUN
C/n / msn: 272
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hatay (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Aerial Work (Calibration, Photo)
Departure airport:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey
Destination airport:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey
Narrative:
The Islander had departed Adana (ADA) for a photo mapping flight of a forested area near the border with Syria. Some 20 km from the Syrian border the airplane was shot down by two Syrian Air Force MiG-21bis fighter jets.

Sources:
» De Volkskrant 23-10-1989
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.05


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Distance from Adana Airport to Adana Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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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