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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 19 February 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2280
MSN: 0073481442
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 267 / Occupants: 267
Total:Fatalities: 275 / Occupants: 275
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) SE from Kerman (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Zahedan Airport (ZAH/OIZH), Iran
Destination airport:Kerman Airport (KER/OIKK), Iran
Crashed 330 feet below a peak in the Sirach Mountains. All aboard were members of the Revolutionary Guards.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zahedan Airport to Kerman Airport as the crow flies is 389 km (243 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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