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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Date:Sunday 2 November 1986
Time:ca 19:25
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
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 96 / Occupants: 96
Total:Fatalities: 103 / Occupants: 103
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) E of Zahedan (   Iran)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Kermanshah Airport (KSH/OICC), Iran
Destination airport:Zahedan Airport (ZAH/OIZH), Iran
The C-130, carrying seven crew members and 96 soldiers, flew into a mountain while on approach to Zahedan. The crew had descended below the minimum safety altitude of 6500 feet.
Most of the soldiers were from the 88th Armoured Division of Zahedan.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» The Glasgow Herald - Nov 4, 1986


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kermanshah Airport to Zahedan Airport as the crow flies is 1395 km (872 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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