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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:25 pm    Post subject: Iran Plane Crashes Into Building; 128 Dead By ABC Reply with quote

Iran Plane Crashes Into Building; 128 Dead

At Least 128 Killed in Crash of Iranian Military Plane Into Apartment Building; 34 on Ground Dead





Rescue workers and police use a blanket to carry a dead body of a victim of the Iranian military transport plane which crashed into a 10-story apartment building in the suburbs of the capital Tehran on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, killing at least 119 people, according to state media and the city's mayor. (AP Photo/Yalda Moaieri)


Source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1377274&page=1

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran Dec 6, 2005 ó An Iranian military transport plane crashed into a 10-story apartment building as it was trying to make an emergency landing Tuesday, ripping open the top of the structure and igniting a huge fire. At least 128 people were killed 34 on the ground.

The plane was carrying Iranian journalists to cover military maneuvers in the south, and all 94 people on the aircraft were killed. In addition to the 34 residents of the apartment building who were killed, 90 were injured, Tehran state radio said.

Flames leaped out of windows as panicked residents fled the Towhid residential complex, a series of high-rise apartment buildings for army personnel in the Azadi suburb of Tehran.


Wreckage rained down, hitting a nearby gas station, police said. Cars parked below were smashed by falling debris. At the foot of the blackened building, a pile of wreckage was in flames.

Firefighters managed to put out the fire in the building, which was damaged and charred but still standing. Police cordoned off the area, preventing journalists and a crowd of thousands of people from getting near the site. Many in the crowd were screaming, afraid their relatives had been killed.

"It was like an earthquake," said Reza Sadeqi, a 25-year-old merchant, who saw the plane hit the building and added he was thrown about 9 feet inside his shop by the force of the crash.

"I felt the heat of the fire caused by the crash. It was like being in hell," he said.

The C-130 aircraft had just taken off from the nearby Mehrabad Airport en route to the southern port of Bandar Abbas. The plane experienced a technical problem and was returning to the airport for an emergency landing when it hit the building, state-run television said.

Witness Iraj Mordin told AP the plane appeared to be circling the airport when its tail suddenly burst into flames, leaving a smoke trail as it plummeted.

Mordin said he thought the plane was going to crash into a gas station and fled, but turned and saw it slam into what he thought was the building's eighth floor.

The plane, which belonged to the army air force, carried 84 passengers and a crew of 10, state TV reported. All aboard were killed, the mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, told The Associated Press.

In April, an Iranian military Boeing 707 with 157 people aboard skidded off a runway at Tehran airport and caught fire, killing three people. Last year, a Ukrainian-built aircraft carrying aerospace scientists crashed in central Iran, killing all 44 people aboard.


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In 2003, a Russian-made Ilyushin-76 carrying members of the elite Revolutionary Guards crashed in the mountains of southeastern Iran, killing 302 people. And in 1988, an Iran Air A300 Airbus was shot down by the USS Vincennes over the Persian Gulf, killing 290.


Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Special Photo Report: Military plane crashes in Iran capital Reply with quote

Special Photo Report: Military plane crashes in Iran capital
Tue. 6 Dec 2005


http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4746

Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 06 Ė The following are photographs of scenes of a plane crash in Tehran on Tuesday.

All 94 passengers on board an Iranian military transport plane which crashed south of Tehran Tuesday afternoon have died, according to state radio which also said that at least 25 people on the ground were also killed.

The C-130 transport plane which was travelling from Tehran to the southern port city of Bandar Abbas attempted to make an emergency landing in Tehranís Mehrabad airport but failed to do so successfully.

State television said that it crashed in Yaft-Abad, a residential district of the Iranian capital. It burst into flames at 13:45 Tehran time as it smashed into a 10-story building, which housed dozens of residential apartments.

The Fars news agency, close to the office of Iranís Supreme Leader, put the number of passengers on board at 106, while the state-run IRNA news agency reported it at 94.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:58 pm    Post subject: Iran plane-crash toll now 119 Reply with quote

Iran plane-crash toll now 119
06/12/2005 16:33 - (SA)

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Tehran - An Iranian military transport plane crash into a 10-storey block of flats has killed at least 119 people.

The aircraft smashed a hole in the top of the building, setting it ablaze, as it tried to make an emergency landing.

All 94 people on the plane were killed. Most of the passengers were Iranian journalists, heading to cover military manoeuvres in the south. Twenty-five people in the block of flats also died, and 15 were injured.

A large gash was torn in the top floor of the 10-storey building.

Flames leapt out of windows, from the roof and several other floors as panicked residents fled the Towhid residential complex, a series of high-rise block for army personnel in the Azadi suburb of Tehran.

Many in the crowd were screaming

Police said wreckage rained down, hitting a nearby petrol station. Cars parked below were smashed by falling debris.

At the foot of the blackened building, what seemed to be a pile of wreckage, was in flames.

Fire-fighters managed to put out the fire in the building. The building was damaged and charred, but still standing.

Police cordoned off the area, preventing journalists and a huge crowd from getting close to the accident site.

Many in the crowd were screaming, afraid their relatives had been killed.

"It was like an earthquake," said Reza Sadeqi, a 25-year-old merchant, who saw the plane hit the building.

"The force of the crash threw me about three metres inside my shop."

"I felt the heat of the fire caused by the crash. It was like being in hell," he said.

The C-130 aircraft had just taken off from the nearby Mehrabad airport en route to Bandar Abbas, a port city in southern Iran.

Plane experienced a technical problem

Iranian state-run television said the plane had experienced a technical problem and was returning to Mehrabad for an emergency landing when it hit the building.

The plane carried 84 passengers and 10 crew. Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf confirmed that all the passengers had been killed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:02 pm    Post subject: 110 killed in Iran plane crash Reply with quote

110 killed in Iran plane crash
Tuesday, December 6, 2005; Posted: 12:59 p.m. EST (17:59 GMT)
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/12/06/tehran.crash/index.html

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- An Iranian military transport plane has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building, killing at least 110 people -- most of them aboard the plane -- Iranian officials and state-run media reported.

The air force C-130 -- carrying more than 90 people -- crashed at about 2 p.m. (1030 GMT) on Tuesday, sparking fires in the apartment building that houses military personnel and their families.

Everyone on board the plane was killed, including 47 journalists who planned to witness the Iranian navy's maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, officials said.

A health ministry spokesman said 110 bodies had been taken to hospitals near the crash site in the town of Towid, south of the capital.

"Both the main and reserve fuel tanks were full which is why the plane went up in flames as soon as it hit the building," Ahmad Ziaie, the head of Iran's fire brigade told state television, Reuters reported.

The building that was hit and others around it were immediately evacuated after the crash.

An Interior Ministry spokesman told Reuters that several people had been killed on the ground. The spokesman added that many of them had been in their cars at the time of the crash.

The plane was heading for the port city of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran when the pilot reported technical difficulties and was returning to base, according to Abdul Rahimi with Iran's civil aviation authority.

It crashed near Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport, which handles domestic, international and military flights.

The plane struck the building as it went down, Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. A short time later, an explosion went off on the fourth floor of the building, which had filled with gas.

Video from the scene showed emergency personnel rushing towards the building which had smoke and flames pouring from its windows.

"I can see flames licking out of the windows of the fourth floor of the building," said a Reuters journalist at the scene.

Shahram Alamdari, a Red Crescent official, told Reuters by telephone from the scene: "It is awful down here. I am suffocating."

In Iran's last major military air disaster, an Iranian Ilyushin-76 troop carrier crashed in the southeast of the country on February 19, 2003, killing all 276 Revolutionary Guard soldiers and crew aboard.

Journalist Shirzad Bozorgmehr contributed to this report.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:58 pm    Post subject: Iran mourns victims of worst air crash in 3 years Reply with quote

Iran mourns victims of worst air crash in 3 years
06 Dec 2005 23:02:50 GMT

Source: Reuters
Source: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06139393.htm

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl By Parinoosh Arami

TEHRAN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Iran grieved on Wednesday for at least 116 people killed when a military plane hit a Tehran apartment block and burst into flames; the third air crash to kill more than a 100 people in the country in four years.

Among the dead were 68 journalists and media technicians, en route to cover military exercises in the Gulf. At least 22 of the dead were killed on the ground in their apartments or cars.

"Today is the worst day of mourning for the media, as it was unprecedented to see so many of our dear colleagues lose their lives," Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hossein Saffar-Harandi told the official IRNA news agency.

Television played footage featuring some of the almost 30 state broadcasting network employees killed in the crash, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

"Their souls shall rest in peace and our memories of them shall remain vivid," a news anchor said.

Funerals for many of the victims were expected to be held later on Wednesday.

All 94 passengers and crew aboard the U.S.-made C-130 Hercules transport plane died, officials said.

The pilot reported engine problems minutes after take off from Tehran's Mehrabad international airport, officials said. The plane circled back for an emergency landing but did not make it to the runway, crashing into a densely-populated residential area inhabited by military families.

The Tehran Coroner's Office told the ISNA students news agency it had received 116 corpses. Twenty-eight people, some in critical condition, were taken to hospital.

"I was sitting at home when the windows suddenly smashed and flames came pouring in," a woman in her fifties with cuts on her neck, told Reuters. "There was smoke everywhere."

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Several children, at home because schools were closed due to a smog alert in the capital, were among the dead.

"Both the main and reserve fuel tanks were full which is why the plane went up in flames as soon as it hit the building," Iran's fire brigade chief Ahmad Ziaie told state television.

Parliament's minority opposition faction called for an immediate investigation into the cause of the crash, the latest in a string of fatal air accidents in Iran in recent years.

Air safety experts say Iran has an ageing, poorly-maintained fleet of aircraft due in part to U.S. sanctions imposed in the 1990s which prevent it from buying U.S.-built planes or spare parts.

In Iran's last major air disaster, an Iranian Ilyushin-76 troop carrier crashed in the southeast of the country on Feb. 19, 2003, killing all 276 Revolutionary Guard soldiers and crew aboard. In Feb. 2002, 119 were killed when a passenger jet hit a mountain in western Iran.

Local media carried touching tributes to colleagues who died on Tuesday.

"We hear that your burned press cards have been found, we hear that nothing is left but a few parts of a burned plane," the semi-official Fars news agency wrote of its photographer and reporter killed in the crash.

"But we still do not believe it. We still believe that if you are not here with us it is because you are off for an interview and that you will come back," it said.

"You are news-makers today, news which cost you your lives."

(Additional reporting by Parisa Hafezi and Alireza Ronaghi)
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Relatives of Iran air crash victims blame officials
By Parisa Hafezi
Wed Dec 7, 7:08 AM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051207/ts_nm/crash_iran_dc_1

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Angry relatives of more than 100 people killed in Iran's worst air disaster for three years complained on Wednesday that officials knew in advance that the crashed plane was not safe to fly.

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Military officials denied knowing that the Air Force plane had problems but the judiciary said it had appointed a judge to investigate the relatives' claims.

The U.S.-made C-130 Hercules struck a Tehran apartment block on Tuesday as it tried to make an emergency landing at the capital's main airport after reporting engine problems.

The plane was taking scores of journalists to cover military exercises in the Gulf. All 94 aboard died and several others were killed as flames engulfed the building and nearby cars.

"Why did they send all those journalists in a plane with technical problems?" asked Mojgan Afshar, sister of a reporter from the state broadcasting network IRIB who was on the plane. "We want to complain but where should we go?"

She was among hundreds of relatives and colleagues of those killed who went to Tehran's main coroner's office trying to identify their loved ones.

Inside a large hall dozens of blankets were laid out with disfigured, charred and lacerated body parts. Not one complete body could be seen.

Parivash Nouri, wife of a photographer from the Hamshahri newspaper, said she had identified her husband by recognizing his hands and neck. "His face was totally destroyed," she said.

Like many there she said she had received several calls from her husband before take off telling her that the pilot was reluctant to fly because the plane had technical problems and that it seemed likely that the trip would be canceled.

Deputy Commander of the Army Joint Chief of Staff Mohammad Hassan Nami said the plane had undergone thorough checks before take-off. "The plane did not have any technical failure before departure," he told the official IRNA news agency.

"JUST GIVE ME MY SON"

"What we saw inside is like a horror movie," said Hassan, who was trying to help identify a dead colleague. "They are just pieces of bodies."

Coronary officials said 106 bodies had so far been recovered but that the death toll would probably rise to almost 120 as more body parts were identified.

Wailing and shouts filled the air. Several people fainted and some vomited.

"Just give me my son. How can a mother identify her son like this?" one woman sobbed.

"I want to go and check the hands. I know my brother's fingers," her daughter said.

Simin, the aunt of a photographer from the Fars news agency said: "He had twins. He didn't want to go. He was scared this time for some reason."

Air safety experts say Iran has an aging, poorly-maintained fleet of aircraft due in part to U.S. sanctions imposed in the 1990s which prevent it from buying U.S.-built planes or spare parts.

"These planes were out of date 15 years ago," said Hassan, whose brother died in the apartment block struck by the plane.

"I'm a military man and I know they don't pay enough for the planes' maintenance. Also, due to the U.S. embargo we don't have enough parts. They take parts from this plane and that plane and then pray to God for a safe landing."

(Additional reporting by Parinoosh Arami)


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Thousands turn out for funerals of Iran crash victims
Thu Dec 8, 2005 9:13 AM GMT

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By Parisa Hafezi

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners flooded central Tehran on Thursday for a funeral ceremony for at least 108 people killed in Tuesday's plane crash that the families of victims have blamed on poor safety procedures.

Military officials have denied witness statements that they knew before take-off the plane had technical problems. Minutes after departure the pilot reported engine failure and crashed into an apartment block attempting an emergency landing.

"If they were sure that the plane had some technical problems they should have cancelled this trip," said Bijan, who was among those who turned out to join family members and colleagues of the dead at the funeral procession.

"Planes are not like buses. They should be totally sure there is no problem," he said.

A judge has been appointed to investigate whether the U.S.-made transport plane operated by Iran's Air Force, which was carrying scores of journalists to cover military exercises in the Gulf, was fit to fly.

Wailing and sobs filled the air as the mourners walked slowly behind pick-up trucks carrying the coffins of the dead.

Journalists covering the event, most of whom knew many of those killed, had tears streaming down their faces as they took notes or snapped photographs.

The crash killed all 94 people aboard the Air Force transport plane. Several others died as flames engulfed the building and nearby cars.

The death toll stands at 108, the Coroner's Office told the semi-official Mehr News agency, although many of the bodies were so badly burnt and disfigured that they have not yet been identified.

At least 68 of the victims were journalists and technicians from local media organisations.

"They were servants of this nation. They were like family to us. It was my duty to come," said Asieh Mirzahrai, 50, a retired army employee.

Most of the dead were due to be buried at Tehran's main cemetery later on Thursday.


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More pics of the grieving Sad

http://web.peykeiran.com/new/iran/iran_news_body.aspx?ID=27610

My deepest condolonces to all who lost loved ones as a result of this tragedy
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Hamshahri newspaper threatens to reveal inside info about the crash it has, if the regime doens't speedup the investigation and reveal the real cause of the crash.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Iran blamed over Tehran air crash Reply with quote

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4506074.stm


Iran blamed over Tehran air crash

Relatives have spent the day identifying the remains
The authorities in Iran are facing bitter criticism over Tuesday's crash of an ageing military transport plane that killed about 110 people.
Reports say the plane had experienced technical problems all morning, causing the take-off to be delayed for hours.

Iranian media also say the pilot had asked twice to return to Mehrabad airport to make an emergency landing, but was refused because it was busy.

Military officials have strongly denied any suggestion of negligence.

On Wednesday, Tehran's prosecutor said that a court nearby the airport would investigate the crash.

"We have given the airport court the task of following up this subject, so that, if anyone is to blame in this connection, they can be identified," Said Mortazavi said.

"If people who should have performed their legal duties committed any negligence, it will be investigated and the result will be made public after the initial stages."

No black box

But the investigation will not be aided by a black box - the data collection devices usually mounted in the tail of an aircraft.

The deputy commander of the Iranian army, Brig Gen Mohammad Hasan Nami, said Iranian military aircraft were not equipped with the devices.

How much longer are we going to play with lives? How much longer do we have to use planes that should be sent to the scrap heap?

Tehran councillor Rasul Khadem
Brig Gen Nami also rejected accusations that the plane was allowed to take off in spite of technical problems.

"It is not possible to say that the aircraft took off with a mechanical problem, because aircrafts are thoroughly checked the day before the flight," he said.

The C-130 came down in a densely-populated residential district of south-west Tehran and ploughed into a 10-storey apartment block, setting it on fire.

Among those killed were 68 journalists being flown to the southern city of Bandar Abbas to report on military exercises.



See a diagram of a C-130 aircraft
The Iranian culture minister, Mohammad Hoseyn Saffar-Harandi, called the crash a "disaster for the journalistic community" and declared a day of mourning.

Technical problems

Iran's media has been scathing about the lack of adequate safety checks said to be a widespread issue in Iran.

The wife of a photographer who was killed in the crash, Mohammad Karbalai, told the conservative Hamshahri newspaper that she had spoken to him shortly before the plane took off.




Press anger over air disaster

"The plane should have taken off at seven in the morning. My husband called me from the plane at eight to say there were technical problems. I was very worried," she said.

"I called him back at 10 o'clock, and the plane was still on the ground. He said the pilot was refusing to take off because of technical problems."

A Hamshahri editorial demanded that the authorities explain why a plane said to have technical problems was authorised to take off.

It also pointed out that the "aeroplane had requested an emergency landing twice yesterday and the control tower didn't issue landing permission".

In the reformist Sharq newspaper, Rasul Khadem, a member of Tehran City Council, attacked the military for taking unnecessary risks.

"How much longer are we going to play with lives? How much longer do we have to use planes that should be sent to the scrap heap?" Mr Khadem said.

Military dismisses 'rumours'

The BBC's correspondent in Tehran, Frances Harrison, says some unconfirmed reports claim the pilot himself was unhappy about the condition of the plane and the same plane nearly crashed in the desert a week ago.

IRAN'S AIR DISASTERS
Feb 04: Iranian plane crashes near Sharjah airport in UAE, killing 43 people
Feb 03: Military transport aircraft crashes in southern Iran, killing 302 people
Dec 02: Commuter plane carrying aerospace experts crashes in Iran, killing 46 people
Feb 02: Tu-154 operated by Iran Air crashes in mountains in west of Iran, killing 117 people
March 97: 80 die when a military plane crashes in north-east Iran
Feb 93: Tu-154 crashes into a military plane near Tehran, killing 132

Its engines had to be switched on and off five times before it could take off on its final flight, she says.

Army officials have strongly denied any negligence and because this was a military flight, many people are wary about asking tough questions about their safety procedures, our correspondent says.

The Iranian air force is believed to have about 15 US-made C-130s in operation, dating back to before the 1979 Islamic revolution and the US boycott of Iran.

The country's civil and military aircraft have a poor safety record.

In 2003, an Iranian Ilyushin-76 troop carrier crashed in south-east Iran killing all 276 Revolutionary Guard soldiers and crew aboard.

Officials blame the high frequency of crashes on a lack of aviation spare parts due to US sanctions.
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Iranian FOREVER leader Cyrus the Great Died in Battlefield Not In Bed

The Iranian people have already spoken. The Armed forces must choose between defending and serving the people of Iran or serving Mullahs .
The Armed Forces should follow Iranian Air Force Top Gun Hero General Ayat Mohagheghi .If they donít follow General Ayat Mohagheghi the Iranian Armed forces under Mullahs command should not expect mercy . This is up to armed and security forces to choose between SHAME or Honor, serving Mullahs or Iranian people who are demanding Free Society and Secular democracy,

Iranian people of all ages must be prepared to fight to free their homeland from Viruses of Iranian society whether the armed forces serve them or serve the enemy of freedom and free society. Iranian people should be prepared for final battle for freeing their homeland and must not forget that their FOREVER leader Cyrus the Great died in battlefield in 530 BC at the age of 60 and not in bed.

AmirN wrote:
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Iran blamed over Tehran air crash

Relatives have spent the day identifying the remains
The authorities in Iran are facing bitter criticism over Tuesday's crash of an ageing military transport plane that killed about 110 people.
Reports say the plane had experienced technical problems all morning, causing the take-off to be delayed for hours.

Iranian media also say the pilot had asked twice to return to Mehrabad airport to make an emergency landing, but was refused because it was busy.

Military officials have strongly denied any suggestion of negligence.

On Wednesday, Tehran's prosecutor said that a court nearby the airport would investigate the crash.

"We have given the airport court the task of following up this subject, so that, if anyone is to blame in this connection, they can be identified," Said Mortazavi said.

"If people who should have performed their legal duties committed any negligence, it will be investigated and the result will be made public after the initial stages."

No black box

But the investigation will not be aided by a black box - the data collection devices usually mounted in the tail of an aircraft.

The deputy commander of the Iranian army, Brig Gen Mohammad Hasan Nami, said Iranian military aircraft were not equipped with the devices.

How much longer are we going to play with lives? How much longer do we have to use planes that should be sent to the scrap heap?

Tehran councillor Rasul Khadem
Brig Gen Nami also rejected accusations that the plane was allowed to take off in spite of technical problems.

"It is not possible to say that the aircraft took off with a mechanical problem, because aircrafts are thoroughly checked the day before the flight," he said.

The C-130 came down in a densely-populated residential district of south-west Tehran and ploughed into a 10-storey apartment block, setting it on fire.

Among those killed were 68 journalists being flown to the southern city of Bandar Abbas to report on military exercises.



See a diagram of a C-130 aircraft
The Iranian culture minister, Mohammad Hoseyn Saffar-Harandi, called the crash a "disaster for the journalistic community" and declared a day of mourning.

Technical problems

Iran's media has been scathing about the lack of adequate safety checks said to be a widespread issue in Iran.

The wife of a photographer who was killed in the crash, Mohammad Karbalai, told the conservative Hamshahri newspaper that she had spoken to him shortly before the plane took off.

Press anger over air disaster

"The plane should have taken off at seven in the morning. My husband called me from the plane at eight to say there were technical problems. I was very worried," she said.

"I called him back at 10 o'clock, and the plane was still on the ground. He said the pilot was refusing to take off because of technical problems."

A Hamshahri editorial demanded that the authorities explain why a plane said to have technical problems was authorised to take off.

It also pointed out that the "aeroplane had requested an emergency landing twice yesterday and the control tower didn't issue landing permission".

In the reformist Sharq newspaper, Rasul Khadem, a member of Tehran City Council, attacked the military for taking unnecessary risks.

"How much longer are we going to play with lives? How much longer do we have to use planes that should be sent to the scrap heap?" Mr Khadem said.


Military dismisses 'rumours'

The BBC's correspondent in Tehran, Frances Harrison, says some unconfirmed reports claim the pilot himself was unhappy about the condition of the plane and the same plane nearly crashed in the desert a week ago.

IRAN'S AIR DISASTERS
Feb 04: Iranian plane crashes near Sharjah airport in UAE, killing 43 people
Feb 03: Military transport aircraft crashes in southern Iran, killing 302 people
Dec 02: Commuter plane carrying aerospace experts crashes in Iran, killing 46 people
Feb 02: Tu-154 operated by Iran Air crashes in mountains in west of Iran, killing 117 people
March 97: 80 die when a military plane crashes in north-east Iran
Feb 93: Tu-154 crashes into a military plane near Tehran, killing 132

Its engines had to be switched on and off five times before it could take off on its final flight, she says.

Army officials have strongly denied any negligence and because this was a military flight, many people are wary about asking tough questions about their safety procedures, our correspondent says.

The Iranian air force is believed to have about 15 US-made C-130s in operation, dating back to before the 1979 Islamic revolution and the US boycott of Iran.

The country's civil and military aircraft have a poor safety record.

In 2003, an Iranian Ilyushin-76 troop carrier crashed in south-east Iran killing all 276 Revolutionary Guard soldiers and crew aboard.

Officials blame the high frequency of crashes on a lack of aviation spare parts due to US sanctions.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:21 pm    Post subject: Hush Money- The real reasons for the C-130 Crash Reply with quote

Hush Money- The real reasons for the C-130 Crash


Dears,

Mullahs have all kinds of tricks in their sleeves!
Insurance for the passengers of a Military Air Craft?
Has any body ever heard of that?
Mullahs are the devils genius!?
Please read the following.

H.H.


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From: Ramin Etebar, MD [mailto:retebar@cox.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 12:20 PM
To: Ramin Etebar, MD
Subject: Hush Money- The real reasons for the C-130 Crash


It is unheard of a military plane being insured by a private insurance company. There is no precedent for this neither in Iran nor any place else. Are the mullahs paying off the crash survivors to silence them?
Why journalists were being flown by a military cargo plane?
According to the Iranian Air Force personnel the C-130 was leaking both fuel and oil from one of the engines.
The original pilot (a colonel) refused to fly the mission; subsequently a young pilot (a lieutenant) was forced to fly the aircraft. The journalists were aware of mechanical problems, but were assured that the aircraft was airworthy and

that the problem had been fixed. Some of the journalists had called their families prior to the take off of the deadly flight; expressing concerns over the aircraft safety. Shortly after becoming airborne the wing catches on fire secondary to the fuel leak.

Both engines on the affected wing were shut off, inability to gain altitude combined with the adverse yaw and a sharp turn caused the aircraft to loose control and crash to a 10 story building.

Victims of Iran ill-fated C130 flight were insured

http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=38566&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

LONDON, December 11 (IranMania) - Each passenger of the C130 plane which crashed on December 6 killing all on board, was insured and will be entitled to rls 300 mln in insurance, said a top insurance official, IRNA reported.

Head of Iran Central Insurance organization Abdolnasser Hemmati said on Saturday that based on insurance policy issued by Alborz Insurance Company, each of the passengers of the ill-fated C130 plane will receive rls 300 million in insurance because they had been under passenger insurance coverage.

Hemmati said that the plane had not been covered by any insurance other than passenger insurance.

The Lockheed C130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed into a 10-storey high-rise in a residential complex on December 6, 2006, shortly after takeoff due to technical problems, resulting in the martyrdom of 106 passengers, mostly media persons, including two IRNA staffers.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Why IRI Blew Up The C-130 In Mid Air In 1981? Reply with quote

Why Islamic Republic Of Iran Blew Up The C-130 In Mid Air In 1981

The airplane crash conspiracy is a conspiracy of silence. It is a conspiracy of unasked questions and abandoned investigative leads. The most important perpetrator of this conspiracy is the mainstream media. In today's Iran, the government media have control over what most people think is "true." If media claims something is so, almost everybody believes it. Many recent crashes have been deemed accidents by the authorities and reported as such by the media before any investigation was ever begun. More than the circumstances and evidence surrounding any particular crash, it is this pattern of pre-emptive reporting which should arouse the public's suspicions. For the purposes of a cover-up, management of public opinion is even more important than control of the evidence, especially when the most important evidence is circumstantial and immediately obvious to anybody who cares to think about it: the timing of the crash and the identity of the victim(s). In cases when a death in a crash has a direct effect on the balance of political power in the government, here is a question which must always be asked, and almost never is: "Is it possible that this particular airplane crash was actually an act of sabotage, a political assassination?

On Wednesday September 30 1981 a C-130 plane crash killed four top brass Iranian military leaders. The aircraft was blown up in midair by a bomb placed in

a coffin of a dead Iran-Iraq war solider. The reason for the assassinations of the Iranian top Generals was their close relationship with the recently ousted first

Iranian president Abol-Hassan Banisadr who had been fired by Ruhollah Khomeini the supreme leader of the 1979 Iranís Islamic revolution. This was a preemptive

strike against a possible Coup d''etat attempt by the military fractions loyal to Banisadr.

Shortly after the Iran-Iraq war eruption President Abolhasan Bani Sadr attempted to gain control of the armed forces but failed for several reasons. Above all, Khomeini would not permit the Supreme Defense Council (SDC) to be dominated by any faction, and he was not prepared to make an exception for Bani Sadr. Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai, Bazargan's successor, and his Islamic Republican Party (IRP) allies, concerned with the Revolution as much as the war, were adamant in their opposition to Bani Sadr's unilateral decisions. Bani Sadr was also weakened by his frequent interference in purely military affairs (in which his poor judgment in military matters became evident) as well as by competition with clergy members. Despite the rift between Bani Sadr and the IRP, the SDC appointed him supreme commander over all regular and paramilitary units.

Bani Sadr's ouster from the presidency and Chamran's death (Defense minister) at the front galvanized the top generals to push for implementation of the military reorganization proposals. Colonel Namju was the new defense minister, and reorganization of the command system received his full support. By September 1981, SDC approval was ensured and coordination with the Pasdaran initiated. Deputy Commander in Chief of the Pasdaran Kolahduz supervised the first operational integration of the regular military with the Pasdaran. Even the air force relented, and Brigadier General Javad Fakuri authorized additional close air support for ground forces. On September 24, 1981, a new command and control system was finalized at a Tehran meeting hosted by Pasdaran commander in chief Mohsen Rezai, who agreed to test the new proposals. An operation was launched to liberate Abadan and force the Iraqis to the west bank of the Karun River. Within four days, Iran's coordinated attack was successful, and the Iraqis retreated. For the first time since the outbreak of hostilities, a full-scale integration at the staff level produced positive results.

On September 29, 1981, several high-ranking military leaders, including Colonel Namju and Kolahduz, were killed in an airplane crash. Colonel Zahirnezhad, promoted to brigadier general, took over as chief of the Joint Staff of the armed forces, and Colonel Seyyed-Shirazi took Zahirnezhad's post as commander of armed forces. These appointments ensured the full implementation of the new command system.

The true cause of the crash was never revealed but some of the crew survivors revealed that a coffin aboard the aircraft exploded causing the fuselage to break in half plunging the plane to the ground.

In February of 2003, Russian-built Ilyushin Il-76 transporter plane crashed killing 284 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and 18 crew members. The crash occurred under suspicious circumstances and as usual the cause was not revealed by the Iranian government!

United Press International
September 30, 1981, Wednesday, AM cycle
SECTION: International
LENGTH: 455 words
HEADLINE: Four top Iranian generals killed in plane crash
BYLINE: By SAJID RIZVI
DATELINE: ANKARA, Turkey
BODY:
Iran's defense minister and three other top military commanders died in an air crash near Tehran, the state-run radio reported Wednesday, leaving the country's armed forces virtually leaderless.
Government sources contacted by telephone in Tehran said the American-built C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed Tuesday at a firing range at Kahrizak, south of Tehran, as it was bringing the military brass back from the Iraqi war front.
Tehran radio said Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Seyed Musa Namju; Gen. Valiollah Fallahi, acting chief of staff of the joint command; Gen. Kolah Douz, acting commander of the revolutionary guards; and Gen. Javad Fakuri, former defense minister and air force commander, were among ''a number of passengers'' killed in the crash.
The radio, monitored in Ankara, Turkey, said their funerals would take place Thursday.
The government sources said an undetermined number of Iranian wounded from the war with Iraq were aboard the plane, which was flying the generals to Tehran from the frontline city of Ahvaz in southwestern Khuzistan province, the sources said.
Except for one source who said the aircraft developed a ''technical fault,'' there was no official word on what caused the crash.
An official at the Tehran office of the chief of staff, contacted by telephone, said, ''Investigations into the air crash are still continuing, but at the moment we are not suspecting anyone.''
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeimi scheduled a top-level meeting with the Iran's clergy to discuss the tragedy, the government sources said.
Opposition sources said the military leaders were all known to be loyal Khomeini men who had served the Islamic leader since the 1979 revolution.
Gen. Fallahi became the armed forces chief of staff after Khomeini dismissed Abolhassan Bani-Sadr from the military command shortly before he also fired him from the presidency June 22.
Javad Fakuri, described by government circles as an adept strategist, had served Khomeini earlier as air force commander and defense minister.
Khomeini, in a message broadcast by Tehran radio, voiced ''great sorrow and grief'' at the deaths, which came a day after his clerical aide in Khorassan province, Hojjatoleslam Hashemi-nejad, became the 107th victim of a wave of assassinations that began after the fall of Bani-Sadr.
In retaliation for the assassinations, the Islamic regime has executed 1,369 dissidents so far -- 156 of them after leftist Mojahideen Khalq guerrillas openly battled revolutionary guards in central Tehran Sunday.
Iranians go the the polls Friday to elect a successor to President Mohammed Ali Rajai, who was killed Aug. 13 in a bomb blast that also took the life of Prime Minister Javad Banohar.



Iran MPs seek minister's sacking

BBC News

12/11/05

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4519038.stm

A group of Iranian MPs has launched an attempt to sack the country's defence minister over the crash of a military plane in Tehran on Tuesday.
Forty-nine MPs have signed a motion to impeach Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, saying his mismanagement was to blame for the crash, in which more than 100 died.
Parliamentary authorities will decide whether to allow a vote on the motion.
Observers say the move could be a political embarrassment for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
It comes soon after he resolved a dispute with parliament over his nominations for oil minister.
The text of the impeachment motion was not published, but the authorities have been under pressure over suggestions that the pilot was forced to fly the plane despite raising concerns about its airworthiness.
Lawmaker Gholamhossein Mozaffari told an open session of the parliament: "On behalf of the families of the victims, I expect that dismissal or resignation of the defence minister is the first serious step in dealing with the crash."
Sanctions
The C-130 transport plane, bought from the US before the 1979 Islamic revolution, crashed into the foot of a high-rise housing block after suffering engine failure.

IRAN'S AIR DISASTERS

Feb 04: Iranian plane crashes near Sharjah airport in UAE, killing 43 people

Feb 03: Military transport aircraft crashes in southern Iran, killing 302 people

Dec 02: Commuter plane carrying aerospace experts crashes in Iran, killing 46 people Feb 02: Tu-154 operated by Iran Air crashes in mountains in west of Iran, killing 117 people

March 97: 80 die when a military plane crashes in north-east Iran

Feb 93: Tu-154 crashes into a military plane near Tehran, killing 132
Most of those killed were journalists travelling to report on military exercises in the south of the country.
President Ahmadinejad has promised to get to the bottom of the disaster.
"The government will hold a serious investigation," he said, before adding: "What is important is that they (the crash victims) have shown the way to martyrdom which we must follow."
The country's civil and military aircraft have a poor safety record.
In 2003, an Iranian Ilyushin-76 troop carrier crashed in south-east Iran killing all 276 Revolutionary Guard soldiers and crew aboard.

Officials blame the high frequency of crashes on a lack of aviation spare parts because of US sanctions.

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It is unheard of a military plane being insured by a private insurance company. There is no precedent for this neither in Iran nor any place else. Are the mullahs paying off the crash survivors to silence them?

Why journalists were being flown by a military cargo plane?
According to the Iranian Air Force personnel the C-130 was leaking both fuel and oil from one of the engines.
The original pilot (a colonel) refused to fly the mission; subsequently a young pilot (a lieutenant) was forced to fly the aircraft. The journalists were aware of mechanical problems, but were assured that the aircraft was airworthy and that the problem had been fixed. Some of the journalists had called their families prior to the take off of the deadly flight; expressing concerns over the aircraft safety. Shortly after becoming airborne the wing catches on fire secondary to the fuel leak.

Both engines on the affected wing were shut off, inability to gain altitude combined with the adverse yaw and a sharp turn caused the aircraft to loose control and crash to a 10 story building.



Victims of Iran ill-fated C130 flight were insured

http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=38566&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

LONDON, December 11 (IranMania) - Each passenger of the C130 plane which crashed on December 6 killing all on board, was insured and will be entitled to rls 300 mln in insurance, said a top insurance official, IRNA reported.

Head of Iran Central Insurance organization Abdolnasser Hemmati said on Saturday that based on insurance policy issued by Alborz Insurance Company, each of the passengers of the ill-fated C130 plane will receive rls 300 million in insurance because they had been under passenger insurance coverage.

Hemmati said that the plane had not been covered by any insurance other than passenger insurance.

The Lockheed C130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed into a 10-storey high-rise in a residential complex on December 6, 2006, shortly after takeoff due to technical problems, resulting in the martyrdom of 106 passengers, mostly media persons, including two IRNA staffers.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: The 7th Day Memorial C130 Plane Crashes is Tue Dec 13, 2005 Reply with quote

Iran C130 Plane Crashes Into Building on Tue Dec 06, 2005 The 7th Day Memorial is Tue Dec 13, 2005
The Islamist Regime Criminal Against Humanity Declared As Guilty By Million Iranians



In Iranian tradition the Memorial services for the deceased are held on the 7th and 40th day mark after death.

This Tuesday Dec 13, 2005 is declared as 7th Memorial Day and all Iranians of all ages must observe it and protest against this Islamist criminal regime by any means that is available to them.

Iranian FOREVER leader Cyrus the Great Died in Battlefield Not In Bed

The Iranian people have already spoken by boycotting all recent election. The Armed forces must choose between defending and serving the people of Iran or serving Mullahs .
The Armed Forces should follow Iranian Air Force Top Gun Hero General Ayat Mohagheghi example. If they donít follow General Ayat Mohagheghi the Iranian Armed forces under Mullahs command should not expect any mercy. This is up to armed and security forces to choose between SHAME or Honor, serving Mullahs or Iranian people who are demanding Free Society and Secular democracy.

The armed and security forces must not forget that Iranian people are paying for their salary, therefore they must serve Iranian people demands for Free Society and Secular Democracy by any means before it is too late.

Iranian people of all ages must be prepared to fight to free their homeland from Viruses of Iranian society whether the armed forces serve them or serve the enemy of freedom and free society. Iranian people should be prepared for final battle for freeing their homeland and must not forget that their FOREVER leader Cyrus the Great died in battlefield in 530 BC at the age of 60 and not in bed.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:57 pm    Post subject: COUNTER MEASURE AGAINST YOUR ENEMY Reply with quote

COUNTER MEASURE AGAINST YOUR ENEMY

PROFILE OF BASIJI MOTOR SAVAR

CLOTHING

JACKET: Cheap Vinyl Jacket (Made in China) that looks like Leather Jacket with many pockets to hide knives, Brass Knuckles, Billy Jack, Black Jack or a lead pipe rolled with a newspaper. Never, ever washed.

SHIRT: Cheap Polyester shirt( Made in Bazaar). Never washed stained with the blood of innocent people.

PANTS: Levi 504 Blue Jeans, one size too large. Again never washed.

SHOES: Steel Toe Construction Booths (Made in Taiwan) to kick women and children where it hurts.

EQUIPMENT: Government issued 9 mm Bereta Automatic 14 shot pistol, Police Walki Talki, knives, chains, Lead pipes, Black Jack.

MOTOCYCLE: A Cheap Made in China Moped extra big seat for tandem riding.

BASIJI: Puppet of the Mullah's. A man who has no love or respect for his people nor his country. Will do anything for money.

MISSION: At Demonstrations or strikes to attack unsuspecting fellow Iranian people from behind, Create Chaos and Confusion, inflict pain and fear as much as possible without being accountable in any court of law!



EFFECTIVE COUNTER MEASURES AGAINST THEM: Disable their bike by placing broom sticks or chains in their wheels. Once off their bike, superiority, element of mobility and surprise diminishes. Deal with them in numbers. At least 5 people equipped with Broom sticks (few nails driven through sticks to hit the bike tiers for possible flat as well) and chains must be assigned to engage every rider and his possible co-rider. Must create obstacles on their path to reduce speed and maneuverability. They make excellent shields against riot police attacks. Burn their bikes by opening the gas tank, letting the fuel spill out on to the ground and throwing a match at it.

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