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1961 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash
Accident summary
Date September 23, 1961
Type 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
Tail number TC-TAY
Flight origin Nicosia Airport (NIC)
Stopover Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF)
Destination Esenboğa Airport (ESB/LTAC)
Ankara, Turkey

The 1961 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash occurred on September 23, 1961 at 18:02 local time (16:02 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

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]


The aircraft, a Fokker F27 Friendship 100 with two Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop engines, was built by Fokker with manufacturer serial number 10182, and made its first flight on July 4,1961.[2][4]

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