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Fatal crashes in Kuwait and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Kuwait
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
1999
10 Dec
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (63-7854)
 94
 3 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2020
8 Jan
Iran
Near Shahriah
Ukraine International Airlines
Boeing 737-8KV WL (UR-PSR )
 176
 176 /  0
2019
14 Jan
Iran
Karaj
Saha Air
Boeing 707-3J9C (EP-CPP)
 16
 15 /  0
2018
6 Mar
Syria
Latakia
Military - Russian Air Force
Antonov An-26 (RF-92955/52)
 39
 39 /  0
2018
18 Feb
Iran
Kohangan village
Iran Aseman Airlines
ATR 72-212 (EP-ATS)
 66
 66 /  0
2015
18 Jan
Syrian Arab Republic
Near Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base
Syrian Air Force
Antonov An-26 (?)
 37
 37 /  0
2014
10 Aug
Iran
Tehran
Sepahan Airlines
HESA Iran-140-100 (EP-GPA)
 48
 39 /  0
2011
9 Jan
Iran
Orumiyeh
Iran Air
Boeing B-727-286 (EP-IRP )
 105
 77 /  0
2009
24 Jul
Iran
Mashad
Aria Airlines
Ilyushin Il-62M (UP-16208)
 153
 16 /  0
2009
15 Jul
Iran
Near Qazvin
Caspian Airlines
Tupolev 154M (EP-CPG)
 168
 168 /  0
2009
15 Feb
Iran
Near Isfahan/Shahin Shahr-Hesa Air Base
HESA
HESA IrAn-140-100 (HESA90-04)
 5
 5 /  0
2008
13 Nov
Iraq
Fallujah
Falcon Aviation Group
Antonov An-12 (S9-SAO)
 7
 7 /  0
2007
22 Aug
Iraq
Near Kirkuk
Military - U.S. Army
UH-60 Blackhawk helilcopter (?)
 14
 14 /  0
2007
20 Jan
Iraq
Near Baghdad
Military - US Army
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk (?)
 12
 12 /  0
2007
9 Jan
Iraq
Near Balad Air Base
Moldovan Aeriantur-M Air Cargo
Antonov 26B-100 (ER-26068)
 35
 34 /  0
2006
27 Nov
Iran
Tehran
Military - Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force
Antonov 74T-200 (15-2255)
 38
 38 /  0
2006
1 Sep
Iran
Mahad
Iran Air Tours
Tupolev Tu-154M (EP-MCF)
 148
 29 /  0
2006
9 Jan
Iran
Near Orumiyeh
Military - Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force
Dassault Falcon 20 (15-2233)
 11
 11 /  0
2006
7 Jan
Iraq
Near Tal Afar
Military - US Army
UH-60L Black Hawk (91-26346)
 12
 12 /  0
2005
6 Dec
Iran
Tehran
Military - Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Lockheed C-130B Hercules (5-8512)
 94
 94 /  14
2005
21 Apr
Iraq
Near Baghdad
Military - Bulgarian
Mil Mi-8 (?)
 11
 11 /  0
2005
20 Apr
Iran
Tehran
Saha Airline Services
Boeing B-707-3J9C (EP-SHE)
 169
 3 /  0
2005
30 Jan
Iraq
Near Al Taji
Military - Royal Air Force
Lockheed Hercules C.1 (XV179)
 10
 10 /  0
2005
26 Jan
Iraq
Rutbah
Military - U.S. Marines
CH53E Sea Stallion (164536)
 31
 31 /  0
2004
11 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Near Jeddah
Airline Transport
Ilyushin II-76TD (ER-IBW)
 7
 1 /  0
2003
15 Nov
Iraq
Mosul
Military - U.S. Army
UH-60 Black Hawk / UH-60 Black Hawk (? / ?)
 22
 17 /  0
2003
2 Nov
Iraq
Near Hasi
Military - U.S. Army
CH-47 Chinook (?)
 36
 15 /  0
2003
25 Jun
Iran
Near Rudshour
Military - Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (?)
 7
 7 /  0
2002
23 Dec
Iran
Near Isfanan
Aeromist-Kharkiv
Antonov AN-140 (UR-14003)
 44
 44 /  0
2002
12 Feb
Iran
Near Khorramabed
Iran Air Tours
Tupolev TU-154 (EP-MBS)
 117
 117 /  0
2001
17 May
Iran
Near Sari
Faraz Qeshm Airlines
Yakovlev YAK-40 (EP-TQP)
 30
 30 /  0
2001
15 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Medina
Vnukovo Airlines
Tupolev 154M (RA-85619)
 174
 3 /  0
2000
23 Aug
Bahrain
Off Manama
Gulf Air
Airbus A320-212 (A4O-EK)
 143
 143 /  0
2000
26 Jul
Jordan
Mafraq
Military - Royal Jordanian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (348)
 13
 13 /  0
2000
2 Feb
Iran
Tehran
Military - Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (?)
 8
 8 /  0
1999
2 Oct
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Aramco Associated Company
Bell 214ST helicopter (N704H)
 20
 12 /  0
1997
13 Mar
Iran
Near Mashhad
Military - Iranian Air Force
Lockheed C-130HF (?)
 88
 88 /  0
1996
9 Jun
Iran
Rasht
Iran Air
Boeing 727-286 (EP-IRU)
 7
 7 /  0
1995
5 Jan
Iran
Isfahan
Military - Iranian Air Force
Lockheed 1329 Jetstar 8 (1003)
 12
 12 /  0
1994
12 Oct
Iran
Krakas Mountains
Iran Asseman Airlines
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 (EP-PAV)
 66
 66 /  0
1994
14 Apr
Iraq
Northern Iraq
Military - U.S. Army / Military U.S. Army
Sikorsky UH-60 / Sikorsky UH-60 (8726000/8826060)
 26
 26 /  0
1994
17 Mar
Iran
Near Nag
Military - Iranian Air Force
Lockheed Hercules C-130 (5-8521)
 32
 32 /  0
1993
15 Nov
Iran
Near Kerman
Magistralnye Avialinii
Antonov AN-124 (RA-82071)
 17
 17 /  0
1993
8 Feb
Iran
Near Tehran
Iran Air Tours / Military - Iranian Air Force
Tupolev TU-154M / Sukhoi Su-24 (EP-ITD)
 133
 133 /  0
1992
26 Apr
Iran
Saveh
Saha Airline Services
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M (5-8815)
 39
 39 /  0
1991
11 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Nationair (chartered by Nigeria Airways)
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Super 61 (C-GMXQ)
 261
 261 /  0
1991
24 May
Iran
Bakhtaran
Metro Cargo
Ilyushin 76TD (LZ-INK)
 10
 4 /  0
1991
21 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Ras-al-Mishab
Military - Royal Saudi Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (469)
 98
 98 /  0
1991
31 Jan
Saudi Arabia
Near Ras Al Khafji
Lockheed AC-130H Hercules
Military - U.S. Air Force (69-6567)
 13
 13 /  0
1989
18 Jun
Iran
Zabol
Ariana Afghan Airlines
Antonov AN-26 (YA-BAK)
 39
 6 /  0
1988
3 Jul
Iran
Over the Persian Gulf
Iran Air
Airbus A300B2-203 (EP-IBU)
 290
 290 /  0
1986
25 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Arar
Iraqi Airways
Boeing B-737-270C (YI-AGJ)
 106
 63 /  0
1986
2 Nov
Iran
Near Zahedan
Military - Iranian Air Force
Lockheed C-130 (?)
 103
 103 /  0
1986
15 Oct
Iran
Shiraz
Iran Air
Boeing 737-286 (EP-IRG)
 80
 3 /  0
1984
2 Jan
Jordan
Amman
Military - Royal Jordanian Air Force
CASA 212-A3 Aviocar 100 (324)
 13
 13 /  0
1981
29 Sep
Iran
Tehran
Military - Iranian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (5-158-8552)
 60
 60 /  20
1980
23 Dec
Qatar
Qatar
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Lockheed L-1011-200 (HZ-AHJ)
 291
 2 /  0
1980
15 Sep
Saudi Arabia
Near Medina
Military - Royal Saudi Air Force
Lockheed C-130E (453)
 89
 89 /  0
1980
19 Aug
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Lockheed 1011-200 TriStar (HZ-AHK)
 301
 301 /  0
1980
24 Apr
Iran
Posht-i-Badam
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed EC-130E Hercules (62-1809)
 7
 5 /  0
1980
21 Jan
Iran
Elburz Mtns.
Iran Air
Boeing B-727-86 (EP-IRD)
 128
 128 /  0
1979
23 Jul
Lebanon
Beirut
Trans Mediterranean Airways
Boeing 707-327C (OD-AFX)
 6
 6 /  0
1979
14 Mar
Qatar
Near Doha Airport
Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines
Boeing B-727-2D3 (JY-ADU)
 64
 45 /  0
1977
2 Dec
Lebanon
Near Al Bayda
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Tupolev TU-154B (LZ-BTN)
 165
 59 /  0
1977
13 May
Lebanon
Beiruit
LOT Polish Airlines
Antonov An-12BP (SP-LZA)
 9
 9 /  0
1977
10 May
Jordan
Near Jericho
Military - Israel Air Force
Sikorsky CH-53D (helicopter) (360)
 54
 54 /  0
1976
2 Aug
Iran
Near Tehran
Korean Airlines
Boeing 707-373 (HL7412)
 5
 5 /  0
1976
1 Jan
Saudi Arabia
Near Al Qaysumah
Middle East Airlines
Boeing B-720B-023B (OD-AFT)
 82
 82 /  0
1975
30 Sep
Lebanon
Off Beirut
Malev Hungarian Airlines
Tupolev TU-154B (HA-LCI)
 60
 60 /  0
1975
20 Aug
Syrian Arab Republic
Near Damascus
Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie
Ilyushin IL-62 (OK-DBF)
 128
 126 /  0
1974
9 Aug
Syrian Arab Republic
Diemas
Military - Canadian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo (115461)
 9
 9 /  0
1974
15 Mar
Iran
Tehran
Sterling Airways
Aerospatiale Caravelle 10B3 (OY-STK)
 96
 15 /  0
1974
28 Feb
Iran
Near Mehrabad
Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Lockheed C-130E Hercules (5-122)
 10
 10 /  0
1973
30 Jun
Jordan
Amman
Aeroflot
Tupolev TU-134A (CCCP-65668)
 85
 2 /  7
1968
8 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Near Dhahran
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Convair CV-340-68B (HZ-AAZ)
 11
 11 /  0
1967
24 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Khamis Mushait
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (HZ-AAM)
 17
 16 /  0
1967
11 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Jedda
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (HZ-AAJ)
 18
 17 /  0
1967
18 Apr
Iran
Zarand
Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Lockheed C-130E Hercules (5-107)
 23
 23 /  0
1967
17 Apr
Iran
Near Mamuniyeh
Military - Imperial Iranian Air Force
Lockheed C-130B (5-107)
 23
 23 /  0
1967
6 Feb
Syrian Arab Republic
Aleppo
Syrian Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (YK-ACB)
 19
 1 /  0
1965
10 Apr
Syrian Arab Republic
Near Damascus
Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines
Handley Page Dart Herald 207 (JY-ACQ)
 54
 54 /  0
1964
13 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas C-47A (HZ-AAN)
 2
 2 /  0
1964
17 Apr
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Middle East Airlines
Sud Aviation Caravelle 3 (OD-AEM)
 49
 49 /  0
1963
15 Mar
Iran
Near Karai
Middle East Airlines
Avro 685 York C1 (OD-ACZ)
 4
 4 /  0
1963
15 Mar
Iran
Near Karai
Middle East Airlines
Avro 685 York C1 (OD-ACZ)
 4
 4 /  0
1960
10 Jul
Qatar
Persian Gulf
Gulf Aviation (Kalinga Airways)
Douglas DC-3 (VT-DGS)
 16
 16 /  0
1959
21 Nov
Lebanon
Beirut
Ariana Afghan Airlines
Douglas DC-4 (YA-BAG)
 27
 24 /  0
1959
22 Jan
Jordan
Dabouk
Air Jordan
Convair CV-240-2 (JY-ACB)
 15
 10 /  0
1957
3 Oct
Lebanon
Beirut
Lebanese International Airways
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU (OD-ACK)
 27
 27 /  0
1957
20 Apr
Iraq
Jirkouk
Air France
Lockheed Super Constellation (F-BGNE)
 0
 1 /  0
1957
17 Apr
Jordan
Near El Quweira
Military -Royal Air Force
Vickers Valetta C-Mk.1 (VW832)
 24
 24 /  0
1956
30 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation (54-0165)
 41
 15 /  0
1956
9 Sep
Jordan
Amman
Jordan International Airlines
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU (JY-ABV)
 57
 1 /  0
1956
24 Feb
Syrian Arab Republic
Near Aleppo
Syrian Airways
Douglas DC-3 (YK-AAE)
 19
 19 /  0
1953
21 Dec
Syrian Arab Republic
Dah-el-Kadeeb
Syrian Airways
Douglas DC-3 (YK-AAF)
 15
 9 /  0
1952
25 Dec
Iran
Tehran
Iran Air
Douglas DC-3 (EP-ACJ)
 29
 27 /  0
1952
22 Dec
Syrian Arab Republic
Damascus
Syrian Air
Douglas DC-3 (?)
 0
 9 /  0
1951
23 Dec
Iran
Tehran
Misrair
SNCASE Languedoc (SU-AHH)
 22
 22 /  0
1950
1 Dec
Iran
Near Chamaran
Iran Air
Douglas DC-3 (EP-AAJ)
 8
 8 /  0
1950
14 Sep
Iran
Tehran
Iran Air
Douglas DC-3 (EP-AAG)
 8
 8 /  0
1950
14 Jun
Bahrain
Off Bahrain
Air France
Douglas DC-4-1009 (F-BBDM)
 53
 40 /  0
1950
12 Jun
Bahrain
Off Bahrain
Air France
Douglas DC-4-1009 (F-BBDE)
 52
 46 /  0
1947
23 Aug
Bahrain
Bahrain
British Overseas Airways
Short Sandringham 5 (flying boat) (G-AHZB)
 26
 10 /  0
1947
16 Jul
Iran
Az-Zubair
British Overseas Airways
Avro 685 York (G-AGMR)
 6
 6 /  0
1947
19 Jun
Syrian Arab Republic
Al Mayadin
Pan American World Airways
Lockheed 049-46-21 Constellation (NC88845)
 36
 14 /  0
1946
4 Dec
Iran
Meshed
Aeroflot
Lisunov Li-2 (?)
 24
 24 /  0
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