Airplane Crash - Ankara, Turkey 01/19/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Ankara, Turkey


Date01/19/1960
Time18:47
LocationAnkara, Turkey
OperatorScandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Flight #871
RouteIstanbul - Ankara
TypeSud Aviation Caravelle 1
RegistrationOY-KRB
Cn/In014/14
Aboard42
Fatalities42
Ground0
SummaryWhile on a flight from Istanbul to Ankara, Turkey the aircraft crashed while on approach to Esenboga Airport, 6 nm short of the runway. The aircraft struck the ground at an elevation of 3,500 ft, between the Ankara mountain range and the airport. An unintentional descent below the authorized minimum flight altitude during final approach to Esenboga Airport for reasons that could not be determined. The aircraft was named Orm Viking.

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