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Last updated: 27 February 2020
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Date:Sunday 14 August 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
Registration: 6063
C/n / msn: 13737
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ankara (   Turkey)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ankara-Etimesgut Airport (ANK/LTAD), Turkey
Destination airport:Izmir Airport, Turkey
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff due to engine failure. Three Turkish crew and four RAF personnel (attaché Gilbert Bartholomew, 45) died. Coded E-063.

Sources:
» Toledo Blade 15 August 1949, p6
» tayyareci.com


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