Airplane Crash - Near Cuneca, Spain 05/09/1976

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Cuneca, Spain


Date05/09/1976
Time16:30
LocationNear Cuneca, Spain
OperatorMilitary - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Flight #228
RouteTerhan, Iran - Madrid, Spain - McGuire AFB, New Jersey
TypeBoeing B-747-131F
Registration5-283
Cn/In19677/73
Aboard17
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was struck by lightning while descending through FL100. There was an explosion in the No. 1 fuel tank which caused the left wing to fail and the plane to crash. Ignition of fuel vapor in the No.1 tank in the vicinity of the motor drive fuel valve.

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