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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 9 January 2006
Time:ca 09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20E
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2233
C/n / msn: 333
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) W of Orumiyeh (   Iran)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH/OITR), Iran
Narrative:
Crash-landed in a field in poor weather conditions. The Head of the ground forces of the Revolutionary Guard, Ahmad Kazemi, was among those killed in the crash. Reports indicate that the crew did not get three greens after selecting the gear down while on approach to Orumiyeh Airport. A flypast was done so the control tower could observe the status of the landing gear. While circling the airplane suffered a double engine flame-out, reportedly as a result of engine icing. An emergency landing was attempted in a field, but the Falcon crashed.

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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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