CH-47 Chinook


18th October 2006

Capt. Bahram Haj Esfandiyari

Captain Bahram Haj Esfandiyari was an experienced helicopter pilot in the IRIAA having flown Cobra, CH-47 Chinook and Bell-212's.

He had successfully passed his flying exams to become an F-4 fighter pilot a few days before the fatal helicopter crash in  Najaf Abad-Isfahan.

Investigations revealed that rear Rotor damage had caused the helicopter to crash. The helicopter became a blazing inferno fuelled by the 6000 lt. aviation gasoline and  600 lt. hydraulic-fluid.

None of the crew survived.



The Crew comprised of

Colonel Rasool Abedini

Captain Bahram Haj Esfandiyari

Captain Peyman Farhang

Captain Mohammad Nam Avar

Lieutenant Masaaeli



Capt. Bahram Haj Esfandiyari

Capt. Bahram Haj Esfandiyari

 was an experienced helicopter pilot shown above with a CH-47 Chinook and right in the cockpit of a Cobra gun-ship