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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 November 1957
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0995
C/n / msn: 43904
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libya
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Narrative:
Descended into a hillside while on approach to Ankara in poor visibility conditions.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Daytona Beach Morning Journal - Nov 29, 1957


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Distance from Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 1919 km (1199 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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