Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Iranian AWACs Crash

Recently released video of a terrifying crash that occurred on September 22, 2010 of an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) AWACs-modified Ilyushin Il-76 taken by the boom operator of an IRIAF Boeing 707 tanker. The Simorgh, formerly an Iraqi Air Force Adnan, collided with an IRIAF Northrop F-5E Tiger II in mid-air during a display commemorating the Iran-Irag War. Both planes crashed with the loss of seven crew members.

More information can be found here at DefenseNews:

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