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Iranian Air Force C-130 crash by Persians Iranian Air Force C-130 crash by Persians
The Iranian Air Force C-130 crash in Tehran occurred on December 6, 2005 at 14:10 local time (10:40 UTC) when an Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft crashed into a ten-storey apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, the capital city of Iran.

The airplane, bound for Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf, was carrying 94 passengers, many of whom were journalists en route to watch a series of military maneuvers off the country's southern coast.

The exact cause of the crash is not yet known, but the pilot reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff. The pilot unsuccessfully attempted to make an emergency landing at the city's Mehrabad International Airport, from where the plane took off. The plane came down in a densely-populated neighbourhood, crashing into an apartment building. These buildings were part of the Towhid residential complex, where many Iranian Air Force personnel reside.

Due to U.S. sanctions, Iran is unable to buy new Western airplanes (whether commercial or military), nor spare parts for existing aircraft from U.S. manufacturers. American-built military planes now operating in Iran were purchased under the old regime during the 1970s. Iranian officials blame the country's poor aviation record on the sanctions.

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monkey226 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
A country that hates the US gets sanctioned by the US, and then people complain about it? This seems like a fairly easy problem to solve, and it can be solved by Iran.
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly. What, they expect the US to give military equipment to its enemy? If they really do hate the US so much, maybe they should stop buying their products. 
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monkey226 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
It isn't just military equipment, but you have a good point, a country whose government regularly used explosively violent political rhetoric really shouldn't be surprised when the people they threaten push back. I mean, they have a good reason to be pissed off, what with the US' reaction to the disposing of the Shah, but that same violent rhetoric basically shy's away any serious potential non-Western trade partners. Seems like it's a situation Iran can remedy, but who know's, maybe the new Iranian leader will do something proactive about it; here's to hoping I suppose.
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KiMan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
Man, I don't believe this crap.

The passengers on it were all Journalists. What a coincidence?
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GreyCarnation Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
that's exactly what I thought
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chafiyeh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
:cries::cries: :cries::cries:
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