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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
Date:Sunday 9 June 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-286
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: EP-IRU
C/n / msn: 21079/1131
First flight: 1975-04-29 (21 years 2 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rasht Airport (RAS) (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Rasht Airport (RAS/OIGG), Iran
Crashed in paddy fields after the 15th touch-and-go during a training flight.

» Flight International 19-25.06.96(9)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/96 (#19)


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Rasht Airport as the crow flies is 236 km (147 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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