Airplane Crash - Van, Turkey 04/23/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Van, Turkey


Date04/23/1959
LocationVan, Turkey
OperatorAir Charter
RouteAnkara, Turkey - Bahrain
TypeAvro 688 Super Trader
RegistrationG-AGRH
Cn/In1256
Aboard12
Fatalities12
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane aircraft, flying on instruments, drifted north of its normal track because of strong winds and crashed into Mt. Suphan. The winds were stronger than forecast. An accurate bearing could not be obtained at Mus and Van had not been checked. Sub-normal temperatures would result in a high indicated altimeter reading. Calculations on the flight and contacts with beacons were not coordinated and controlled.

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