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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Friday 21 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAC
C/n / msn: 47213/358
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Adana Airport (ADA) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Narrative:
The DC-9 diverted to Adana after pressurization problems. The aircraft hit the ground downwind on the second approach and caught fire.



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Distance from Damascus International Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 805 km (503 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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