ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3) 55-3317 Teheran
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Date:Saturday 27 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 55-3317
MSN: 182
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:1807
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:500 km (312.5 mls) SE of Teheran (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport: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.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» 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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