Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 19 February 2003
Time:18:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76MD
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2280
C/n / msn: 0063471155
First flight: 1986
Crew:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Passengers:Fatalities: 257 / Occupants: 257
Total:Fatalities: 275 / Occupants: 275
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) SE from Kerman (   Iran) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Zahedan Airport (ZAH/OIZH), Iran
Destination airport:Kerman Airport (KER/OIKK), Iran
Narrative:
Crashed 330 feet below a peak in the Sirach Mountains. All aboard were members of the Revolutionary Guards.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» AP
» Reuters
» Thomas Brügge
» Scramble 363


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zahedan Airport to Kerman Airport as the crow flies is 389 km (243 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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