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Iranian Helicopter Losses
 

 


Captain Bahram-haj-esfandiyari

Captain Bahram-haj-esfandiyari with five others was killed in a helicopter crash
in 2006 while serving in the IRIAA.


The following details concern
Iranian Rotary Winged Helicopter Losses

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew & photos
             
DATE NEEDED

1976
???

        DETAILS
?????
General Fazayel Tadayoun
Commander IIAF (1975)
killed
 21st July 1978
also seen as 21st June 1978

IIAF
CH-47C Chinook     shot down  in the Turkimenistan Military District by MiG-23M flown by Soviet pilot V.I. Shkinder using  R-60 (AA-8 Aphid) missiles 8 crew killed
 21st July 1978
IIAF
CH-47C Chinook 5-4092   forced down  near Gjaurs in the Turkimenistan Military District by MiG-23M flown by Soviet pilot V.I. Shkinder using  GSh-23L 23mm cannon 4 crew killed
4 crew survived
later allowed to return home
21st September 1980
IRIAA
Bell 206
helicopter
    collision with high voltage post in very bad weather  
pilot
Lt.Col. Mostafa Azizi
killed
0azizi Abadan
killed
15th July 1983
IRIAA
CH-47     Transporting Marines to the front line. Shot down by Iraqi Mirage F-1  
15th July 1983
IRIAA
CH-47     Transporting Marines to the front line. Shot down by Iraqi Mirage F-1  
15th July 1983
IRIAA
CH-47     Transporting Marines to the front line. Shot down by Iraqi Mirage F-1  
28th September 1988
IRIAA
      claimed shot down by Mig 23MLD flown by Vladimir Astakhov VVS, 120 IAP
during Afghan Conflict
 
28th September 1988
IRIAA
      claimed shot down by by Mig 23MLD flown by  Boris Gavrilov VVS, 120 IAP
during Afghan Conflict
 
Tuesday
15th August 2000
affiliate of the Total Fina Elf Group supply Helicopter     working on the development of the South Pars 1 project.
Crashed in the Persian Gulf

CONFIRM DETAILS

Three crew members were rescued by boats from a nearby oil rig two other crew members were missing
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A U.S. ship rescued the two-man crew of an Iranian helicopter that crashed near an oil rig in the Persian Gulf, state-run radio reported Wednesday. The conditions of the pilot and co-pilot, who were believed to be Iranian, were not immediately known
August, 2001 Iranian Army successfully tested the country's first cargo helicopter - entirely designed and built in Iran.
29 August 2001   Helicopter     Crashed in Iran's southwestern Chaharmalh va-Bakhtiari province Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mussavi Lari OK

Other details appreciated

28th December 2003   Iranian helicopter     crashes 30 miles away from Bam  
   
Saturday 29th May 2004
15:00
  Bell 205      Came down near Mollem-Kalaye north of Qazvin. On inspection of earthquake [Friday 28th May 2004] damage of district of Roudbar Alamout

Massoud Emami [governor of Iran's northwestern province of Qazvin]
Qazvin provincial police chief, an armoured division chief of the province
a state television reporter as well
two staff from at the Qazvin Governor's Office
three crew members

Friday
11th August 2006
6 am
  helicopter     crashed in the northern province of Mazandaran, near Iranís highest peak, Mount Damavand  in the Larijan region, some 85 kilometers north of Tehran. six people killed
[three flight crew]
[two Iranian Air Force Personnel]
[one member of Iran's National Mountaineering Federation]
no survivors
According to one report, the control was lost of the aircraft, leading to three passengers to falling out of the helicopter while it was still flying.
The two pilots and another passenger were killed when the aircraft crashed
FURTHER DETAILS APPRECIATED
18th October 2006
27.08.1385

also seen given as
Thursday 16th November 2006


IRIAA
CH-47
Chinook
  TFB-8
 Isfahan
Rear rotor damage.
Crashed near Najaf Abad, 336 kilometres (210 miles) south of Tehran, near the central city of Isfahan
All six on board killed
Colonel Rasool Abedini IP

Major Bahram Haj Esfandiyari
co-pilot

Major Peyman Farhang Colonel Kazem Nam Avar 2nd. Lt. technical Engineer Mohammad Reza Yoosefi 2nd. Warrant-Officer Mohammad Masaaeli
 

ABOVE CRASH DETAILS NEED CONFIRMING

Saturday 18th November 2007 Iran Oil Ministry       crashed into  Maharlou Lake, south of Shiraz,  in southern Iran during attempt to recover wreckage of previous helicopter loss Two people killed
24th February 2007
IRGC
helicopter     Claimed to have been shot down by Iranian Kurdish rebel group, Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) using a shoulder-held missile.  Crashed near the border with Turkey and Iraq in the province of West Azerbaijan Revolutionary Guards commander Saeed Ghahari killed. No other details of losses
10th June 2007   helicopter     Crashed in Karman Province, near Marz village South East of Iran. Used for rescue operation following Guno Cyclone No injuries or loss of life
18th August 2007
IRGC
Helicopter
???
214 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Crashed due to bad weather conditions  on a mission to Piranshahr border region. 
Went down in the region of Kouh-Ghandil in the vicinity of the city of Piranshahr in northwestern Iran

It is also being reported that the helicopter was brought down by rebel troops


five IRGC and Basiji (mobilized) troops killed
6 wounded.
Thursday 18th October 2007
IRIAA
Army Helicopter     crashed in Kermanshah south of Kurdistan province bordering Iraq Two Killed
             
DATE
??
        crashed over Kurdestan Ali Shamsbeigi
killed
DATE
??
         in Iraq Khalil Ghobadi
killed

 

 

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