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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Monday 27 November 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 74T-200
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2255
C/n / msn: 365470991045
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Crashed on take-off from runway 29R.

Loss of control

» Two wounded passengers of crashed plane under medical treatment (IRNA 27-11-2006)


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Shiraz Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 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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