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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Friday 25 September 1953
Time:ca 10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Devlet Hava Yollari - DHY
Registration: TC-EGE
MSN: 9694
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ankara (   Turkey)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ankara-Etimesgut Airport (ANK/LTAD), Turkey
Destination airport:Van Airport (VAN/LTCI), Turkey
Crashed into dry river bed from a height of about 450 feet following an engine fire.

» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (169)
» Milliyet, 26-9-1953


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Distance from Ankara-Etimesgut Airport to Van Airport as the crow flies is 925 km (578 miles).

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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