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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 13 March 1997
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 86 / Occupants: 86
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 km (15 mls) from Mashhad (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dezful Airport (OIAD), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Narrative:
Crashed after reporting engine problems.



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Distance from Dezful Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 1107 km (692 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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