1959 Turkish Airlines Gatwick crash site

The 1959 Turkish Airlines Gatwick crash was an air disaster that occurred on 17 February 1959, near London Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK). A Turkish Airlines Vickers Viscount Type 793 with registration TC-SEV on an international charter flight from Esenboğa International Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC) in Ankara, Turkey, to London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), United Kingdom, carrying the Turkish prime minister and a party of government officials, crashed in a wood 3 miles (4.8 km) from the threshold of the runway during its final approach to land in extensive fog. Five of the eight crew and nine of the sixteen passengers died in the crash. The prime minister was among the ten survivors.



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