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Last updated: 5 August 2021
Datum:Dienstag 6 Dezember 2005
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Kennzeichen: 5-8519
Werknummer: 4399
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 84 / Insassen: 84
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 94 / Insassen: 94
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tehran (   Iran)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Flug nach:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB), Iran
The Hercules transport plane departed Mehrabad Airport for Bandar Abbas. The airplane carried a.o. local journalists who were going to cover military exercises there. The pilot had reported no. 4 engine trouble some 8 minutes after takeoff and requested an emergency landing back at Mehrabad. During the ILS approach to runway 29L, the C-130 crashed into a 10-story building in the Azari residential district. Visibility was reported around 1500 m.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Bandar Abbas Airport as the crow flies is 1050 km (656 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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