Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Flight 871

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Flight 871Tuesday January 19, 1960
While on a flight from Istanbul to Ankara, Turkey the aircraft crashed while on approach to Esenboga Airport, 6 nm short of the runway. The aircraft struck the ground at an elevation of 3,500 ft, between the Ankara mountain range and the airport. An unintentional descent below the authorized minimum flight altitude during final approach to Esenboga Airport for reasons that could not be determined. The aircraft was named "Orm Viking."

Crash Details

DateTuesday January 19, 1960
LocationAnkara, Turkey
Passengers35
Crew7
Fatalities42
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeSud Aviation Caravelle 1
OperatorScandinavian Airlines (SAS)
RegistrationOY-KRB
Flight OriginIstanbul
Flight Destination Ankara
Ankara, Turkey
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Sud Aviation Caravelle 1
1960