Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 23 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76
Operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: YI-AIO
C/n / msn: 073410315
First flight: 1977
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA) (   Iraq)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Iraq
Narrative:
The aircraft was said to have been shot down by two Iraqi S-125 Neva (SA-3) surface to air missiles fired by Iraqi forces during the Iran/Iraq war.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Aviation World April 2000 (p. 58)
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.03
» Iraqi Air-to-Air Victories since 1967


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Baghdad-Saddam International Airport as the crow flies is 3822 km (2389 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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