1962 Turkish Airlines Taurus Mountains crash
|Date||8 March 1962|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||Bolkar Mountains, Adana, Turkey|
|Aircraft type||Fairchild F-27|
|Flight origin||Esenboğa Airport (ESB/LTAC)
|Destination||Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF)
The 1962 Turkish Airlines Taurus Mountains crash occurred on 8 March 1962 at 17:43 local time (15:43 UTC) when a Turkish Airlines Fairchild F-27 airliner, registration TC-KOP, on a scheduled domestic flight from Esenboğa Airport (ESB/LTAC) in Ankara to Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), flew into the Bolkar Mountains on approach to landing.
The Turkish Airlines F-27 departed from Esenboğa Airport at 16:20 EET (14:20 UTC) for a flight to Adana. The pilot reported en route passing Aksaray and estimated to arrive in Adana at 17:40 local time. At 17:28, the pilot reported at FL175 and requested a clearance to approach. At 17:40 the flight was cleared to 5,000 ft (1,500 m) and was asked to report crossing 8,000 ft (2,400 m) and 7,000 ft (2,100 m). Nothing more was heard from the flight. It appeared the plane had crashed at 6,800 ft (2,100 m) AMSL some 76 km (47 mi) from the Adana radio range at Bolkar Mountains of southeastern Taurus mountain range.
Crew and passengers
The aircraft had three crew and eight passengers on board. All crew and passengers lost their lives at the crash.
- "Aircraft accident Fairchild F-27 TC-KOP Taurus Mts". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 10 October 2009.