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Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 25 June 2003
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rudshour (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
Crashed due to a "technical failure". Reportedly two engines caught fire during a test flight. The aircraft departed Mehrabad Airport at 12:25 local time and crashed 35 minutes later.

Sources:
» AP
» Etemaad newspaper
» IRNA


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