Airplane Crash - Ankara, Turkey 02/01/1963

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Ankara, Turkey


Date02/01/1963
Time17:15
LocationAnkara, Turkey
OperatorMiddle East Airlines / Military - Turkish Air ForceC-47
Flight #265
RouteNicosia - Ankara
TypeVickers Viscount 754D
RegistrationOD-ADE
Cn/In244
Aboard17
Fatalities17
Ground87
SummaryMidair collision between a civilian and military aircraft. Both planes crashed into a heavily populated area destroying buildings, houses and vehicles. Fourteen killed on the Viscount, three on the C-47 and 87 on the ground. Cause attributed to a military flight training zone extending into the approach pattern associated with civilian aircraft. The Viscount aircraft had an IFR flight plan but was cruising under VFR conditions and did not see the C-47 until it was too late.

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