- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 09, 1976
Time: 16:30
Location: Near Cuneca, Spain
Operator: Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Flight #: 228
Route: Terhan, Iran - Madrid, Spain - McGuire AFB, New Jersey
AC Type: Boeing B-747-131F
Registration: 5-283
cn / ln: 19677/73
Aboard: 17   (passengers:7  crew:10)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:7  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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