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Date:Thursday 25 December 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Iranian Airways
Registration: EP-ACJ
C/n / msn: 9692
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport (IFN/OIFM), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
Crashed on approach to Tehran Airport. One child is reported to have survived the accident.

Sources:
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Dec 26, 1952


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Distance from Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 328 km (205 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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