Turkish Airlines Flight 835

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Turkish Airlines Flight 835
Accident summary
Date September 23, 1961
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site Karanlıktepe, Ankara, Turkey
40°00′10″N 32°54′20″E / 40.00290°N 32.90543°E / 40.00290; 32.90543Coordinates: 40°00′10″N 32°54′20″E / 40.00290°N 32.90543°E / 40.00290; 32.90543
Passengers 25
Crew 4
Fatalities 28
Survivors 1
Aircraft type Fokker F27 Friendship 100
Operator Turkish Airlines
Registration TC-TAY
Flight origin Nicosia Airport (NIC)
Cyprus
Stopover Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF)
Turkey
Destination Esenboğa Airport (ESB/LTAC)
Ankara, Turkey

Turkish Airlines flight 835 crashed on September 23, 1961 at 20:02 local time (18:02 UTC) when a Turkish Airlines Fokker F27 Friendship 100 airliner, registration TC-TAY, on a scheduled international flight from Nicosia Airport (NIC) in Cyprus via Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey to Esenboğa Airport (ESB/LTAC) in Ankara, flew into the hill Karanlıktepe[1] in Ankara Province on approach to landing.[2]

The F-27 crashed 18 km (11 mi) from the left side of the extended center line of Ankara Runway 03, one minute after reporting leaving the Ankara radio range. The probable cause of the accident was that the aircraft was not in the normal flying pattern and was below the normal altitude.[2][3]

Crew and passengers[edit]

The aircraft had four crew and 25 passengers on board. 24 passengers and all the four crew were killed at the accident, only one passenger survived. [2]

Investigation[edit]

The probable cause of the crash was determined to be "During the approach to the airport the aircraft was not in the normal pattern and was below the normal altitude."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarihte Bugün-23 Eylül" (in Turkish). wow Turkey. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 TC-TAY Ankara (ESB)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Accident Details 1961-37". Plane Crash Info. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 

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