Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force Flight 228

Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force Flight 228Sunday May 9, 1976
The 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.

Crash Details

DateSunday May 9, 1976
LocationNear Cuneca, Spain
Passengers7
Crew10
Fatalities17
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-747-131F
OperatorMilitary - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Registration5-283
Flight OriginTerhan, Iran
Flight Destination Madrid, Spain
Near Cuneca, Spain
Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Boeing B-747-131F
1976