FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11987 times:
Quoting Cricket (Reply 2): The C-130 would have been quite old, right?
Apparently, the crashed aircraft is a C-130 from the Iran Air Force.
They were delivered to Iran well before the Revolution, so they are more than 25 years old.
The plane crashed on a 10 floors building, in the suburb of Yaftabad, located south of Mehrabad Airport,serving Tehran. It was operating a flight to Bandar-Abbas.
The airport itself is located south west of the city center but is now completely surrounded by residential "new" suburbs.
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10943 times:
2.30 in the afternoon, YAK42. Probably the 'best' time (if there is such a thing) - most people out at work and the kids still at school. Thanks for the photograph, looks like the aircraft didn't hit the building squarely, thank God........
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10546 times:
Quoting RootsAir (Reply 28): When looking at the news about the Air crash in Tehran, I noticed that they have a picture of an A340 in Airbus Livery splitting in two with fire!!
That is atrocious! Not only because they have clearly faked the photo to the detriment of Airbus, but also because they are prepared to show an inaccurate picture like this to provide sensationalism....
AmirAA From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10518 times:
Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 34): That is atrocious! Not only because they have clearly faked the photo to the detriment of Airbus, but also because they are prepared to show an inaccurate picture like this to provide sensationalism....
Slow down...look at the size of the pic, how many people know thats an airbus ??? Those who do are aviaiton enthusiasts like you, who will probs know was c-130 anyways. Its not great but "sensationalism", i dont think so...
Lets not forget the sad fact that so many people have so cheaply passed away. RIP
Rdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6828 times:
I just read a news report that due to that day's high smog level in Tehran a large number of school kids had stayed home and were in the flats at the time of the crash. Had to be a full load of fuel to fly to Bandar-e Abbas. No matter the side of the fence you are on, this is heart wrenching. RIP to the souls lost. Gus.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
I have just had to clean up a lot of off-topic posts from this thread, which has been moved from the Civil Aviation forum.
Given that too many users seem to lack the maturity to discuss the issue without turning it into an all out flamefest, I am going to ask that this thread be used very strictly for discussion of the accident. Please DO NOT post about the issue of sanctions, or the government policies of the USA, Iran, or any other country. Given this accident is still very recent, I am sure you would all agree that it is a bit too early to be trying to assign cause just yet, anyway.
If anyone decides to ignore the above advice, and tries to restart the off-topic political banter, they will find themselves suspended, no questions asked. That goes for everyone who takes part in it. You have been warned.
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
Macc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3722 times:
austrian news mentiones that one of the victims called his wife telling her that the pilot refused to take off due to technical problems. a military representative denied rumours about technical problems prior to the start, other sources (not specified) say the plane took off late due to repairs prior to the start.
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