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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Date:Saturday 19 October 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
Registration: 17949
MSN: 4100
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Akhisar (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Ankara/Akinci Air Base (LTAE), Turkey
Destination airport:Manisa-Akhisar Air Base (LTBT), Turkey
Crashed into mountain during a night time approach.



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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 Ankara/Akinci Air Base to Manisa-Akhisar Air Base as the crow flies is 427 km (267 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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