Date & Time: Feb 3, 1964 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
Istanbul – Ankara
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew started the approach to Ankara-Esenboğa Airport by night and was cleared to descent from 9,000 to 8,000 feet to the runway 03. In low visibility, the airplane struck a snow covered mountain located 12 km from the runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
The probable cause was the fact that the aircraft got below the prescribed altitude limits as a consequence of having deviated from the instrument flight rules.