Iranian Lives and American Spare Parts

Posted in Iran | 16-Dec-05 | Author: Hooshang Amirahmadi| Source: American Iranian Council

On December 6, 2005, an Iranian military plane, a US- made C-130 Hercules (Lockheed Martin), crashed minutes after it had made a delayed take off from the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. The plane was carrying 94 passengers, 68 of whom were reporters and photographers, many working for the state-run radio and TV stations. All passengers died, including an additional 12 or more on the ground (mostly women and children) when the plane, on its way back to the airport for an emergency landing, hit a military-residential high-rise...