Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 15 November 1993
Time:19:07
Type:Antonov 124-100
Operator:Aviastar
Registration: RA-82071
C/n / msn: 07-04
First flight: 1993
Total airframe hrs:116
Engines: 4 Lotarev D-18T
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) E of Kerman (   Iran) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Kerman Airport (KER/OIKK), Iran
Narrative:
Crashed into a 11180 feet high mountain, while in a holding pattern for a runway 34 VOR approach. The aircraft had deviated from the standard holding procedures.

Sources:
» Flight International 24-30.11.1993 (8)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#8)
» Scramble 174
» Soviet Transports (1994)


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Distance from Dubai Airport to Kerman Airport as the crow flies is 576 km (360 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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