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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 5 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Devlet Hava Yollari - DHY
Registration: TC-BAG
MSN: 19616
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lāpseki (   Turkey)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandirma Airport (BDM/LTBG), Turkey
Destination airport:Canakkale Airport (CKZ/LTBH), Turkey
The DC-3 was operating on a flight from Istanbul to Canakkale via Bandirma when it crashed into a hillside.

» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (172)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bandirma Airport to Canakkale Airport as the crow flies is 132 km (83 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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