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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Monday 2 August 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-373C
Operator:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Registration: HL7412
C/n / msn: 19715/642
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) WNW of Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Narrative:
After takeoff from runway 29, the aircraft deviated from the Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedure and drifted to the right instead of performing a left turnout. It continued and struck mountains at an altitude of 2020 m (6630 feet).

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 27.09.76 (68)


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 6502 km (4064 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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