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Last updated: 22 August 2019
Date:Monday 15 November 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic A124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-124-100
Registration: RA-82071
C/n / msn: 07-04
First flight: 1993
Total airframe hrs:116
Engines: 4 Lotarev D-18T
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) E of Kerman (   Iran)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Kerman Airport (KER/OIKK), Iran
Crashed into a 11180 feet high mountain, while in a holding pattern for a runway 34 VOR approach. The aircraft had deviated from the standard holding procedures.

» Flight International 24-30 November 1993 (8)
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Distance from Dubai Airport to Kerman Airport as the crow flies is 576 km (360 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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