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Date of Accident:01 February 1963Help
Airline:Middle East Airlines   Help
Aircraft:Vickers Viscount 745D   Help
Location:Ankara, TurkeyHelp
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Fatalities:14:14 + 87Help
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Accident Description:Midair 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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