Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 6 December 2005
Time:14:10
Type:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: 5-8519
C/n / msn: 4399
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 84 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 94 / Occupants: 94
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 12
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tehran (   Iran) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB), Iran
Narrative:
The Hercules transport plane departed Mehrabad Airport for Bandar Abbas. The airplane carried a.o. local journalists who were going to cover military exercises there. The pilot had reported nr.4 engine trouble some 8 minutes after takeoff and requested an emergency landing back at Mehrabad. During the ILS approach to runway 29L, the C-130 crashed into a 10-story building in the Azari residential district. Visibility was reported around 1500 m.

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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Bandar Abbas Airport as the crow flies is 1050 km (656 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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