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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231683
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Date:25-DEC-2019
Time:09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MiG-29
Owner/operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mount Sabalan, Lesser Caucasus range -   Iran
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tabriz Airport (TBZ/OITT)
Destination airport:Tabriz Airport (TBZ/OITT)
Narrative:
The Iranian military fighter plane crashed under unknown circumstances into a mountain during a test flight after a major inspection.
The pilot died in the crash. His death was confirmed by Iranian authorities on Friday 27 December 2019.

The statement of the Iranian Army confirm that the fighter jet was piloted by Colonel Mohammad Reza Rahmani, an experienced pilot in the Air Forces service.
“Despite severe weather conditions and difficulty in navigating through the site of the crash, efforts to locate the pilot will continue by aerial and ground search and rescue teams,” adds the statement.

Sources:

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-fighterjet/military-jet-crashes-in-northwest-iran-killing-two-pilots-agency-idUKKBN1YT0C8?rpc=401&
https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2019/12/25/iran-warplane-crashes-near-dormant-volcano
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/12/25/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iran-fighter-jet-crash.html
https://en.irna.ir/news/83608163/Mikoyan-MiG-29-crashed-in-Ardebil-on-training-flight
https://theiranproject.com/blog/2019/12/25/army-confirms-mig-29-crash-in-northwestern-iran/
https://m.aawsat.com/english/home/article/2053011/iranian-mig-29-fighter-jet-crashes?amp&__twitter_impression=true
https://en.mehrnews.com/news/153763/Army-confirms-pilot-s-martyrdom-in-jet-crash-in-NW-Iran


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Dec-2019 10:05 gerard57 Added
25-Dec-2019 10:26 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 10:26 gerard57 Updated [Operator]
25-Dec-2019 10:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 11:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 11:15 gerard57 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
25-Dec-2019 11:47 sinfu2a Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
25-Dec-2019 15:42 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
25-Dec-2019 16:21 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
26-Dec-2019 07:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source]
27-Dec-2019 13:27 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2019 21:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]

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