Date: April 23, 1959
Time: ?
Location: Van, Turkey
Operator: Air Charter
Flight #: ?
Route: Ankara, Turkey - Bahrain
AC Type: Avro 688 Super Trader
Registration: G-AGRH
cn / ln: 1256
Aboard: 12   (passengers:0  crew:12)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:0  crew:12)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane aircraft, flying on instruments, drifted north of its normal track because of strong winds and crashed into Mt. Suphan. The winds were stronger than forecast. An accurate bearing could not be obtained at Mus and Van had not been checked. Sub-normal temperatures would result in a high indicated altimeter reading. Calculations on the flight and contacts with beacons were not coordinated and controlled.

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