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Date:Tuesday 23 April 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 55-3291
MSN: 143
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Masjed Soleyman (   Iran)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Shahid Asyaee Airport (OIAI), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran/Ghaleh Morghi Airport (OIIG), Iran
Crashed on take off in high and hot conditions and was unable to gain sufficient height to clear local topography. It stalled and hit the lip of the plateau breaking into two parts with the tail and cabin falling into the valley below. Three crew suffered fatal injuries and the aircraft was completely destroyed.

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Distance from Shahid Asyaee Airport to Tehran/Ghaleh Morghi Airport as the crow flies is 447 km (279 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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