Narrative: Damaged beyond repair during a U.S.-led cruise-missile attack that was executed against parts of the Iraqi regime security structures. The Adnan-1 was an Iraqi AWACS-modification on using an Il-76MD. The Thompson-CSF Tiger-G radar was mounted on the loading ramp.
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.