Date & Time: Feb 19, 2003 at 1724 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Operator:
Registration:
15-2280
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Zahedan-Kerman
MSN:
00634 71155
YOM:
1986
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
18
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
257
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
275
Circumstances:

Carrying Iranian Revolution Guards, the aircraft struck Sirach mountain located 32 km from Kerman airport. During its descent, the pilot told ATC that he lost his position due to snow storm and strong winds. Up to date, this crash is the worst in the Iranian History.