Crash-aerien 18 JUL 1981 d'un Canadair CL-44D4-6 LV-JTN - Yerevan
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Date:samedi 18 juillet 1981
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44D4-6
Compagnie:Transporte Aéreo Rioplatense - TAR
Immatriculation: LV-JTN
Numéro de série: 34
Année de Fabrication: 1962-08-27 (18 years 11 months)
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:50 km (31.3 milles) de Yerevan (   Arménie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Aéroport de destination:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK), Chypre
One of TAR's two CL-44 freighter planes was chartered through intermediaries to fly cargo from Larnaca (Cyprus) to Teheran (Iran). In fact, the airplane picked up a cargo of weapons at Tel Aviv and flew on to neutral Cyprus to continue its flight to Iran. The airplane was flying back to Cyprus on its third round trip and turned to a heading of 300 degrees to the Turkish border. It was then to turn left heading 240 degrees direct to Cyprus. The plane went off course to the north, taking the plane just into Soviet (Azerbaijan) airspace. Soviet fighters were scrambled to intercept the plane. According to Soviet accounts at that time the crew failed to respond to radio calls as well as signals from the Sukhoi Su-15 fighter pilot flying close to the CL-44's nose. The cargo plane, while probably making the procedure turn to the left, tried to get away. In an effort to bring down the plane, the fighter pilot steered his plane into the tail of the Canadair. Both planes crashed out of control but he ejected safely. Western aviation experts however think the pilot misjudged a turn and hit the airliner by accident.

» Uncovering Soviet Disasters / James Oberg, 1988


photo of Canadair-CL-44D4-6-LV-JTN
accident date: 18-07-1981
type: Canadair CL-44D4-6
registration: LV-JTN

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tehran-Mehrabad Airport et Larnaca Airport est de 1595 km (997 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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