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Last updated: 21 February 2018
Date:Thursday 17 March 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: 5-8521
C/n / msn: 4432
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Stepanakert (   Armenia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Possibly shot down by Armenian rebels.

» 32 Iranians die when plane crashes in enclave (San Jose Mercury News - Mar 18, 1994)


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