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C-130 Crash In Tehran  
User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 12105 times:

Quote:
BREAKING NEWS

Military aircraft carrying 80 passengers and 10 crew crashes in Iranian capital of Tehran, police say, according to Reuters.

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More info now available: A military C-130 aircraft carrying 80 passengers and 10 crew crashed into a residential area in southern Tehran on Tuesday, police and Red Crescent officials said.

The plane crashed while trying to make an emergency landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport.

Sadly, another crash.

[Edited 2005-12-06 12:10:23]

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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12048 times:

Very sad indeed for all involved, and their families.

My second thought was "please, not the other Saha Air 707...." - I hope to take that trip sometime soon.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12003 times:

R.I.P

The C-130 would have been quite old, right?



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 11965 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.


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[Edited 2005-12-06 12:51:09]

User currently offlineYhmfan From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 607 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 11748 times:

The crash occured at 13:45 local time. (about an hour ago)
According to the Iranian News Agency there is widespread fire at the apartment building now identified as Block 50 in Towheed suburb.



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User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1629 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 11530 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4502966.stm


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User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 11518 times:

I have heard that these are the older variants and are converted with seats inside(nodoubt not safe) and used to ferry families of the armed forces for almost nothing.

User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 11381 times:

Casualties now stand at 119.

Very sad indeed.

[Edited 2005-12-06 13:45:21]


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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11083 times:

A bit more news from ABC Newsradio:-

1. All on board believed killed. The passengers were mainly photographers/journalists going to cover a military exercise at Bandar Abbas.

2. Ground casualties believed to be 'light' - about 90 people taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

3. The pilot declared an emergency but gave no other details. He began turning back to the airport but the crash occurred immediately afterwards.

4. Local officials are indicating that further crashes 'cannot be ruled out' as US sanctions prohibit Iran from purchasing aircraft spares.



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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11007 times:

Does anyone know what time of day it was when it happened. I hope there wasnt too many people at home.

From the picture on the BBC it looks like the impact was on the ground floor which might have trapped people in the building.
Totally horrifying!
Sad condolences.


User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10921 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........


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10714 times:

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!!



full report here
http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4743
I guess its not very good publicity for Airbus !



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10647 times:

Quoting YAK42 (Reply 20):
Does anyone know what time of day it was when it happened

10:15AM GMT = 1:45 PM Local Time.


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10524 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....


User currently offlineAmirAA From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10496 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


User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9348 times:

Death toll rises to 128 with accounts of people jumping to their deaths from their apartments.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1659498,00.html

[Edited 2005-12-06 17:16:26]

User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5075 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9042 times:

This is so sad. RIP to all. And I am ashamed to be in a forum that has people making comments like the one below ... the world does not revolve around any of us.

-A.

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 1):
My second thought was "please, not the other Saha Air 707...." - I hope to take that trip sometime soon.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5075 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8469 times:

I am just reading more of the reports and seeing the images on BBC - reallly really sad.

-A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8081 times:

BBC news website has video and more pictures.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4502966.stm#


User currently offlineOurboeing From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7097 times:

Quoting AmirAA (Reply 37):
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.

Come on AmirAA.....It very clearly says AIRBUS on it..

As someone else said here, this is not a place for a pissing match so just cut it. I feel sorry for the families of those lost in this tragic accident.

Peace..and lets move on.

OURBOEING


User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7040 times:

Terrible. My thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families.

رحمهم الله و غفر لهم و اسكنهم فسيح جناته


User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6843 times:

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 68):
ÑÍãåã Çááå æ ÛÝÑ áåã æ ÇÓßäåã ÝÓíÍ ÌäÇÊå

What does that mean?


User currently offlineRdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6806 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.

User currently offlineFOMEA From Lebanon, joined Jul 2005, 849 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6806 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 70):
Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 68):
ÑÍãåã Çááå æ ÛÝÑ áåã æ ÇÓßäåã ÝÓíÍ ÌäÇÊå

What does that mean?

Something like : May they rest in Peace.
Amen to that.


Regards
F-OMEA.

[Edited 2005-12-06 20:57:35]


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3787 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.

V/F



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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3700 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.

orf.at



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