Iran military planes collide- Seven air crew dead

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Picasso, Sep 23, 2009.

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    TEHRAN - Iran's sole Simorgh AWACS aircraft was lost during a military parade Sept. 22, one of two Iranian military aircraft that crashed in Tehran while participating in a display to mark the anniversary of the start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force operated a single Simorgh, a former Iraqi Air Force Adnan. The Adnan AWACS was in turn a modification of a Soviet-built Ilyushin Il-76 transport.

    The Simorgh collided with one of the Air Force's Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters over the area of the Imam Khomeyni Shrine, southern Tehran. According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred immediately after the parade. Apparently, no mayday call was issued.

    Both aircraft crashed in flames. Initial reports indicate that seven crewmembers were killed in the crash.


    RIP the dead
  2. They also lost two commercial airliners this yes year I believe, with all on board killed on both occasions. Never mind. Insha'Allah there wont be any more air crashes there.