Russian-Made Jetliner Goes Down In Iran | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.22.14 **
** Airborne 08.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.20.14 **
** Airborne 08.18.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.18.14 **

Wed, Jul 15, 2009

Russian-Made Jetliner Goes Down In Iran

168 Passengers And Crew Reported Lost

ANN Realtime Update 7.15.09, 1922 EDT: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the deputy head of the Armenian civil aviation organization told reporters that the pilot had attempted an emergency landing after an engine caught fire. Witnesses said the plane appeared to be on fire before impacting the ground. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan cut short a visit to the provinces after the accident was announced on television.

Original Story: An Iranian airliner went down in a field near Tehran about 16 minutes after takeoff Wednesday, killing all on board, according to Iranian state television. The Russian-made Tu-154 was completely destroyed, gouging what was described as a deep trench in the ground. 

According the The Associated Press, the Caspian Airlines Jet departed from Tehran for the Armenian capital of Yerevan, about 75 miles northwest.

Iran and Russia formed Caspian Airlines 1993.  AP reports the airline experiences frequent crashes, which the Iranian government blames on the U.S. sanctions it says prevents the country from getting spare parts for maintenance. The airline, however, flies primarily Russian Tupolev aircraft, which would be less effected by any U.S. Embargo.

AP says a Caspian Airlines employee reported that most if the passengers were Armenians and Georgians. 8 members of the Iranian national youth Judo team and two trainers were also on board. The employee asked to remain anonymous because she was not authorized to speak to the media.

FMI: www.caspian-air.com

 


Advertisement

More News

Experimental SpaceX Vehicle Lost In TX Test Flight

As SpaceX Knows, That's Why They Call Them 'Test Flights' Initial Report by ANN Space Correspondent, Wes Oleszewski "So we're 5-for-5 testing on this Grasshopper. Wahoo! But, but t>[...]

Airborne 08.22.14: Russians Nix Global Gyro, Alphabets Fight FAA, F-16s Cracking

Also: Ferguson TFR, Soaring Company's S.O.S., High Altitude Balloons, Remembering Vicki Cruse An attempt to fly the first gyrocopter around the world by Norman Surplus has been foi>[...]

Aero-TV: Honoring Our Legacy - Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace

A Bit Of History Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory buil>[...]

Airborne 08.22.14: Russians Nix Global Gyro, Alphabets Fight FAA, F-16s Cracking

Also: Ferguson TFR, Soaring Company's S.O.S., High Altitude Balloons, Remembering Vicki Cruse An attempt to fly the first gyrocopter around the world by Norman Surplus has been foi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.23.14)

National Association of Priest Pilots The stated purpose of is group is to promote the use of private aircraft as a practical, safe, and efficient tool of the apostolic work of a p>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC