The 1959 Turkish Airlines Gatwick crash was an air disaster that occurred on 17 February 1959, near London Gatwick Airport to a Turkish Airlines Vickers Viscount Type 793 (registration TC-SEV) on an international charter flight from Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara, Turkey, to London Heathrow Airport United Kingdom, carrying the Turkish prime minister and a party of government officials. The Viscount crashed in a wood 3 miles (4.8 km) from the threshold of Gatwick runway during its final approach to land in extensive fog. 5 of the 8 crew and 9 of the 16 passengers died in the crash. The prime minister was among the ten survivors.
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... The air crash in Gatwick was the subject for a documentary television film featuring the replica Viscount 794D ... television series titled Hatırla Sevgili (English Remember Darling) on the Turkish ATV channel also depicts the events around the accident and the survival of Menderes, again featuring ...
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