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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 16 September 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 794D Viscount
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-SEC
MSN: 246
First flight: 1958-01-09 (11 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 61
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF) (   Bulgaria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Two passengers hijacked the domestic THY flight shortly after takeoff from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST) at 12:35. They demanded to be flown to Sofia, Bulgaria were the plane landed at 14:30.


» Firuz Altingoz (E-mail 4-12-2009)
» The Bryan Times - Sep 17, 1969


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Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 363 km (227 miles).

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