Turkish Airlines (THY)

Turkish Airlines (THY) Tuesday February 17, 1959
While on approach, the jet lost its wings and had its engines torn off as it ploughed 300 yards through the woods and landed upside down with trees embedded in the mangled fuselage and burst into flames. The flight had been diverted to Gatwick because of fog at London. Cause unknown.

Crash Details

DateTuesday February 17, 1959
LocationGatwick, Surrey, England
Passengers16
Crew8
Fatalities14
Survivors10
Aircraft TypeVickers Viscount 794D
OperatorTurkish Airlines (THY)
RegistrationTC-SEV
Flight OriginAnkara
Flight Destination Istanbul
Gatwick, Surrey, England
Turkish Airlines (THY)
Vickers Viscount 794D
1959