(FNA)- An Antonov training aircraft crashed in central Iran killing all five people on board on Feb, 16, 2009.
The aircraft crashed near Shahin Shahr, a town about 30 km north of the central Iranian city of Isfahan. The plane was incinerated in the crash, killing the pilot and four crew members.
On Nov, 27, 2006 another Russian made Antonov-74 airplane crashed at Mehrabad Airport killing 36 members of IRGC.
In most cases related to Russian made airplane accidents; the Iranian pilots were not familiar enough with navigation and other devices while Iranian aviation infrastructure has been based on western technology and standards.
Particularly inhumane US–EU sanctions on Iranian civil aviation and bans on selling aircraft and repair parts to Iranian companies, besides mismanagement of some Iranian institutions have caused many accidents and human lives.