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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 22 December 1951
Type:SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc
Operator:Misrair
Registration: SU-AHH
C/n / msn: 41
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) W of Tehran (   Iran)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
Circled Tehran twice in a snow storm and crashed.



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Distance from Baghdad International Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 698 km (436 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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