Date & Time: Feb 1, 2000 at 1030 LT
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Scheduled Revenue Flight
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The aircraft was towed at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport when it was struck by a IRIAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules that crashed on takeoff. At impact, both aircraft exploded and were totally destroyed by a post crash fire. All six crew members on board the Hercules were killed as well as three people who were on board the Airbus.
It is believed that the Hercules went out of control upon takeoff following an engine failure.