Accident Ilyushin Il-76MD Simorgh 5-8208,
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Date:Tuesday 22 September 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-76MD Simorgh
Owner/operator:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: 5-8208
MSN: 0083484542
Year of manufacture:1988
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Varamin -   Iran
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The IRIAF Il-76MD "Simorgh" jet was destroyed in an accident near Tehran, killing all seven crew members. The "Simorgh" is an Il-76 jet modified with a radar dome on top of the fuselage for airborne early warning and control (AEW&C). It has been reported that the crew reported an engine fire. While maneuvering for an emergency landing at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) runway 29L the radar dome detached, striking the tail fin. Control was lost and the airplane crashed.


Mehr News
Iran Air Force Il-76 Crash Details and Video (, 23-9-2009)



photo (c) Mehr News; near Varamin; 22 September 2009

photo (c) Mehr News; near Varamin; 22 September 2009

photo (c) iman; Tehran; June 2009

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