Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 18 May 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic CN35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IPTN/CASA CN-235MP-100M
Operator:Turkish Navy
Registration: TCSG-552
C/n / msn: 153
First flight: 2001
Engines: 2 General Electric CT7-9C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ankara-Etimesgut AFB (   Turkey) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ankara-Etimesgut Airport (ANK/LTAD), Turkey
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed after reaching an altitude of just 100 feet. The CN-235 plane was one of eight that was being modified for use by the Turkish Navy, and was on its final test flight.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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