Date: February 1st, 2000
Type: Airbus A-300
Operator: Iran Air
Where: Tehran-Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran, USA
Report Date: -
This is not an accident investigation report.
Iran Air Airbus 300 destroyed in crash. An Iran Air Force C-130 collided with an
empty Iran Air Airbus 300 (EP-IBR) while taking off from
Tehran-Mehrabad Airport. All 10 crewmembers aboard the Hercules plane died.
Reports from Iran say 10 people were killed in a collision between two
planes on the ground at the main airport in Tehran.
Civil aviation chief Behzad Mazaheri told AFP news agency that 10 Iranian
soldiers had been burned alive when their transport crashed into an
airliner after a technical failure on take-off.
The official Iranian news agency said an Iran Air passenger plane had
been taxiing towards a aircraft hangar when it hit a military cargo plane
speeding for take-off.
Both aircraft caught fire and it took several hours to put out the flames.