Losses and Aviation Safety

Boeing 747 from Iranian Fars Air Qeshm Airline damaged after Loadmaster unloads cargo from the nose of the airplane first

The aircraft is the sole Boeing 747 carrying weapons for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to Syria.

Taken on Mar. 17, 2019 the interesting photos in this post show the only Boeing 747-281B of Fars Air Qeshm (EP-FAB) damaged at Hamad airport, Doha, Qatar after the load master mistakenly unloaded the cargo from the nose of airplane first last night. According to world famous aviation journalist Babak Taghvaee’s Twitter Profile, the aircraft is the sole 747 carrying weapons for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to Syria.

Fars Air Qeshm was established in 2003 with the aim of creating efficient passenger and cargo services serving Qeshm Island. The airline was created with the aid of private sector investment. It temporarily ceased operations in 2013 due to bad management and financial problems. Operations were restarted with new management team in March 2017.

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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