GOVERNMENT OPERATOR. A K A "ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIR FORCE." 100% OWNER OF SAHA AIRLINES (IRZ), WHO OPERATE JET AIRPLANES WORLD WIDE EXCEPT TO ISRAEL AND THE USA. MERAJ AIR OPERATES (VIP) AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR SENIOR IRANIAN DIPLOMATS. MAIN BASE: TEHRAN (MEHREBAD) AIRPORT.
IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1502, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1,648,000 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 73 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TEHRAN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS FARSI.
Februar 2003: ACCDT: (IAF) IL-76MD crashed at 3,500 meters altitude in Sirch Mountains, SE Iran near Pakistan border = all 276 fatalities, most members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Iran's worst air disaster.
January 2019: "Military Cargo 707 Crashes in Iran, 15 Killed" by
Parisa Hafezi, Reuters, January 15, 2019.
A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on January 14 west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board, the Iranian army said.
A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said. The aircraft’s black box (a cockpit voice recorder (CVR)) had been recovered at the crash site.
The plane went down near Fath airport, which belongs to Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps and is located near Karaj in the central Iranian province of Alborz. “A Boeing cargo 707 place carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan had an emergency landing at Fath airport today. The flight engineer has been dispatched to the hospital,” the army said. “It exited the runway during the landing and caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway,” it said.
An army spokesman, Shahin Taghikhani, told state TV that the plane belonged to Iran and that all on board were Iranian citizens. The army’s statement came after conflicting reports over who owned the plane.
State TV said rescue teams had been sent to the area, between the airports of Fath and Payam International Airport, where the plane had been meant to land.