IranAir Crash Near Orumiyeh

Dozens killed

AP -- An IranAir passenger plane crashed Sunday night in the country's northwest, and around half of the 95 people on board survived with light injuries, Iranian media reported. The Boeing-727 operated by Iran's national airline crashed shortly before it was to land in the city of Orumiyeh, 460 miles (700 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Tehran, said Abbas Mosayebi, spokesman of the Iranian civil aviation organization, state TV reported >>>


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So is it sanctions or not?

by Fesenjoon on

شما ها که اینقدر دادو بیداد میکنید که تقصیر از تحریمات آمریکاست، به این رهبرتان بگید زبونشو بکنه اونجاش اینقدر کرکری نخونه.


Worst Aviation Safety record in the world

by mahmoudg on

In the Iran of dictatorship, the lines between Iran Air, and other Mullah-run airlines are blur to non-existant.  It does no good to exonorate Iran from having the worst aviation safety record by any means.  We are at the bottom of the pile and no one else is to blame but the regime who thinks it can send man to the moon, but does not have the knowledge, manpower, or parts to keep its National airlines afloat.  As i have said many times,  when I worked at Boeing, the company did get many calls and attempts by the engineers at Iran Air, begging them for parts.  So the US knows Iran is in dire straits and with heavy sanctions and a bit of strategic bombardment(s), this regime will fall.


"Who is to blame for"?

by Abarmard on

MOOSIRvaPIAZ, assuming that this was based on failed parts or plane being old, we must first blame US for blocking sales of parts and passenger planes. Once the sanctions in that area are lifted, if this happens again then we should blame lack of management.

It is our responsibility as Iranian Americans to push for a change of policies in the US that will hurt Iranian people. NIAC should take a stronger position in this regard and Iranians should become more vocal in promoting lifting of these horrible sanctions.

bringing economic misery by promoting sanctions in hoping that people will suffer to an extent to revolt is disgusting and will not help in empowering Iranian people. sanctions work to take power away from the people...and suffering as this news is a proof of.



Why r they still using 1970s Boeing 727?

by Fesenjoon on

Arent they supposedly "self sufficient" in producing light to midsize passenger aircraft?

Sanctions my ass. They could buy aircraft from China, their beloved economic icon. Why dont they? Oh, wait! Theyre too busy buying anti-riot gear from Dalian Eagle Industries in China. Never mind. 

And why is it that Russian planes in Russia dont have such dismal record as that in Iran?

Could it be that IRI is simply BEE ORZEH, relying on salam salavaat and Imam Zamaan insurance, instead of logic and technology?

Could it be that Iranian authorities are more concerned with saraan-e fetneh and Holocaust and Marg bar Amrikaa than with the safety of their own people?

Please, the "sanctions" kos-sher is waaaaaaay outdated. Nobody buys that bahaaneh anymore.


Who is to blame for the


Who is to blame for the death trap that are the Iranian operated planes? Should we blame the regime for their intransigence and lack of flexibility on world issues? Their total disregard for human lives? Their sheer incompetence in running a country? Should we blame the US for their misguided sanctions regime of over 20 years and more? On their banning of sales of passenger planes and spare parts to Iran?

Why cant we blame both?

Shifteh Ansari

Video: IRIB interviews passengers and eyewitnesses

by Shifteh Ansari on


everthing is based on INSHALLAH

by alx1711 on

everthing is based on INSHALLAH... when do these sad pathetic morons will open theri eyes and realise the truth & the reality.

INSHALLAH & ALHAMDOLLELAH doensn't bring people from DEATH.


emam zaman insurance

by calais on

with tavakol to islam and freedom of palestine and iraqi people. 

emam zaman insurance will pay for damages and lives.

 this was cause by Israel and american agents. lets send 18.5 billoion to syria and lebanon and cover some arabs shrine with iranina peoples money and inshallah the sanction will blind our enemys eye.







by hirre on

Newer russion planes are based on poor platforms from the soviet era. The other planes, e.g. american etc are from the shah era. They are just too old to be used...


Innocent Iranian civilians are victims of sanctions!

by Disenchanted on


        Innocent Iranians are caught in crossfire between arrogant foreign and ignorant domestic politicians!  

       I find it absurd that human rights organizations make such a fuss when it comes to execution of some convicts (political dissidents are different of course) but remain silence when sanctions take life of hundreds like this. It is an insane world. Of course Iranian government couldn't care less. Everyone is going to heaven be it via air crash or Tehran poisonous air!



Heartfelt Condolences to

by Arthimis on

Heartfelt Condolences to all Iranains and especially to the familes who lost their loved ones... May All the pershied Rest in Eternal Peace...

As an Iranian along with millions of my other compatriots I pray to GOD for granting Iran and Iranians, Health, Freedom, Safety, Security, Love, Peace, Happiness and Success so we never witness any more heart breaking news and stories like this. Amen.

Mohammad Ala

Illegal USA and Western sanctions kill civilians

by Mohammad Ala on

The article which I wrote last year spells out what the Chicago Agreement encompasses and all signatories should conform to
the standards set forth in the agreement.  The USA sanctions are illegal against our people.
Apparently plane had some technical difficulties during take off. Departure was delayed by at least one hour.
Considering weather condition and pre diagnosed safety situation, perhaps it should not have been allowed to fly.
Illegal USA and other Western countries sanctions kill civilian people.

Sargord Pirouz

Plane was actually IR

by Sargord Pirouz on

Plane was actually IR B727-200 EP-IRP. 

Bad weather. Preliminary guess as to cause of crash is pilot error.

BTW: This is IranAir's first fatal accident since 1980. (Not counting deliberate USN shootdown of IR655.)

Nader Vanaki

قابل توجّه آقایون متخصصین پرواز

Nader Vanaki

هواپیمای بوئینگ که سی و چند سال از عمرش می گذره شاید مجهز به سیستم های فرود شبانه با دید کم نبوده.  حالا شما هی بگین ربطی به تحریم ها نداره از سال 1995 بفرمایید حساب کنید چند نفر قربانی این حماقت دولت آمریکا شدن.  قطعات یدکی هواپیما دیگه نمی تونه به این و اون ربطی داشته باشه و مستقیماً با جون مردم ارتباط داره.  حالا بعد از 16 سال این گاو چرون های سیاست خارجی آمریکا این رو نفهمیدن.


Hope they didn't suffer

by Rea on

Hope it all happened fast, before they even realized.

One of my worst nightmares.


Sincere Condolences

by Fair on

to the families of the innocent victims of this preventable crash.  Once again, mullahs who value ideology over competence write checks which ordinary Iranians must cash with our blood.

Iran Air was the fastest growing and the safest airline in the world before the revolution. The airline "Emirates" did not even exist then.  Like everything else, these mullahs turned this into a substandard operation that uses junk that would not be allowed to fly elsewhere.  And in the meantime they brag about sending satellites into space and building their own "fighter" plane and becoming a nuclear power.  What a sad joke.

The time for these anti Iranian murderers to be kicked out has been long at hand.  We the people of Iran will prevail, and history will remember their crimes against Iranians.

Darius Kadivar

FYI/darkness and snow were hampering rescue efforts.(BBC)

by Darius Kadivar on


These planes

by statira on

  belong to airplane graveyards,instead they carry our own people to their grave. Wouldn't be more prudent if they purchase new planes instead of  bickering over nuclear with Israel.


A very sad news and my

by Bavafa on

A very sad news and my condolences to the family of those who have lost loved ones here.

And completely agree with Roozbeh comment here, just shameful


Darius Kadivar

Crown Prince Reza's Statement in Regard to Iran Air Tragedy

by Darius Kadivar on




۲۰ دی ماه ۱۳۸۹


هم میهنان عزیزم،بار دیگر، در نتیجۀ سوء مدیریت، هواپیمای مسافربری دیگری در ایران سقوط کرد و جامعۀ ما را عزادار و سوگوارساخت.


من از صمیم قلب با همۀ خانواده هایی که عزیزانشان را در این سانحۀ دلخراش هوایی از دست داده اند همدرد و برایشان صبر و شکیبایی آرزومندم.


رضا پهلوی


Darius Kadivar

Condolences to the Families of the victims ...

by Darius Kadivar on


Making political capital out of people's death.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Shame on you..... 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Human error

by comrade on

No space should be available for the consolatory comments from those of us who advocate sanctions.  

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

روح همه از دست رفتگان این حادثه شاد .



add this

by shushtari on

to the list of disasters under the watch of the filthy akhoonds

what a fiasco!, before these thieves took over our homeland, iranair was one of the best airlines with NO ACCIDENTS OR CRASHES!!!

as soon as these idiots overtook the country, everything, and I MEAN EVERYTHING, went downhill!!!

what qualifies a wacky mullah to govern a vast country like iran>???

the answer is NOTHING.....they are only qualified to run a 'rozeh khooney' 


Depressing and sad news....

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

More of our iranian compatriots dying so needlessly. Life has become so cheap in Iran these days, hasn't it?

If there is an after life, I hope these poor souls rest in peace. and Tasliat to their relatives.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


say what

by Onslow on

The pilot must have been a depressed monarchist.

Shifteh Ansari

IRIB news segment video: 71 dead

by Shifteh Ansari on

"According to latest news declared by deputy governor of province of Azarbayjan at 01:00 Am Tehran time , 33 persons including 2 crew member were rescued and 71 othere died in Iraniar Boeing 727 plane crash in Oroumyeh on Sunday evening January 9."


Ahmadi nejad! continue what


Ahmadi nejad! continue what ever you doing to reach the "number one" in the world, jerk!


Devastating news.

by Simorgh5555 on

My thoughts are with the families at the moment.