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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Monday 27 November 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-74T-200
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2255
MSN: 365470991045
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Crashed on takeoff from runway 29R.

Loss of control

» Two wounded passengers of crashed plane under medical treatment (IRNA 27-11-2006)


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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 Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Shiraz Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 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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