Airplane Crash - Gatwick, Surrey, England 02/17/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Gatwick, Surrey, England


Date02/17/1959
Time16:00
LocationGatwick, Surrey, England
OperatorTurkish Airlines (THY)
RouteAnkara - Istanbul - London
TypeVickers Viscount 794D
RegistrationTC-SEV
Cn/In429
Aboard24
Fatalities14
Ground0
SummaryWhile on approach, the jet lost its wings and had its engines torn off as it ploughed 300 yards through the woods and landed upside down with trees embedded in the mangled fuselage and burst into flames. The flight had been diverted to Gatwick because of fog at London. Cause unknown.

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