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Last updated: 21 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 22 September 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD Simorgh
Operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: 5-8208
C/n / msn: 0083484542
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Varamin (   Iran)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
The IRIAF Il-76MD "Simorgh" jet was destroyed in an accident near Tehran, killing all seven crew members. The "Simogorh" is an Il-76 jet modified with a radar dome on top of the fuselage for airborne early warning and control (AEW&C). It has been reported that the crew reported an engine fire. While maneuvering for an emergency landing at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) runway 29L the radar dome detached, striking the tail fin. Control was lost and the airplane crashed.

Loss of control (presumed)

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