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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 23 April 1963
Zeit:08:42
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army
Kennzeichen: 55-3291
Werknummer: 143
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Masjed Soleyman (   Iran)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Shahid Asyaee Airport (OIAI), Iran
Flug nach:Tehran/Ghaleh Morghi Airport (OIIG), Iran
Unfallbericht:
Crashed on take off in high and hot conditions and was unable to gain sufficient height to clear local topography. It stalled and hit the lip of the plateau breaking into two parts with the tail and cabin falling into the valley below. Three crew suffered fatal injuries and the aircraft was completely destroyed.

Informationsquelle:
» dhc-3archive.com
» armyaircrews.com


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Distance from Shahid Asyaee Airport to Tehran/Ghaleh Morghi Airport as the crow flies is 447 km (279 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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