Date & Time: Sep 25, 1953 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Ankara – Van
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Ankara-Etimesgut Airport, while in initial climb, an engine caught fire. The crew elected to return for a safe landing when during the last turn, the aircraft stalled from a height of 450 feet and crashed in a dry river located near the airport. Four crew members and a passenger were killed while 16 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
An engine caught fire shortly after takeoff.