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Last updated: 22 September 2020
Datum:Samstag 27 Januar 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army
Kennzeichen: 55-3317
Werknummer: 182
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:500 km (312.5 Meilen) SE of Teheran (   Iran)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Flug nach:Dezful Airport (OIAD), Iran
The Otter crashed in the Zagros mountains in Iran at an altitude of 3,600 meters and came to rest inverted in deep snow. None of the five on board were killed, although all received some injuries.
Three occupants died due to hypothermia. Two were rescued with frostbites after a few days.

» Passauer Neue Presse 29 January 1962, p3
» Passauer Neue Presse 2 Feb. 1962, p9
» Passauer Neue Presse 3 Feb. 1962, p3
» Passauer Neue Presse 5 Feb. 1962, p3


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Dezful Airport as the crow flies is 448 km (280 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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