Talk:Iranian cargo plane crashes into Karaj houses

Latest comment: 4 years ago by Blood Red Sandman in topic OR Notes

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Boeing has press contacts listed, out of whom I selected Paul Bergman. Bergman is listed as the contact for commercial airplanes inquiries, which seems a large and difficult task for one man to shoulder. I've reached out with the following:

Hello Paul,

I'm working on coverage of the accident in Karaj, Iran. It has been described as a cargo flight operated by a 707 freighter, but the airline is described as using 707 only for passengers (or not at all) and it very clearly has rows of windows like a passenger jet.

AV Herald gives a tail number of EP-CPP. I was wondering if you have any records that might indicate what configuration this jet was originally built in. I appreciate I'm asking a lot; it's a remarkably old aircraft these days. I'm grateful for any assistance you may have available.

Thank you for your time,


We'll see if Boeing can assist in clearing this up. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 22:47, 15 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forwarded a copy of the above to scoop. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 22:49, 15 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Got the following reply:

Hi Iain,

Here is our statement. I don't have additional information to share at this time.

Boeing extends its profound condolences to the families and friends of those lost in the SAHA Airlines 707-320C cargo plane accident in Iran, as well as our best wishes for the recovery of those injured.

In accordance with international protocol governing aviation accident investigations, contact the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran directly for further information.

Paul R. Bergman Media Relations Lead Boeing Commercial Airplanes [Email and phone no.]

Forwarding to scoop now. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:02, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(To be clear, I don't suggest it would be wise to add a statement supplied today to an article dated yesterday; but, keeping it here for use in future.) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Blood Red Sandman: Well, the article was published at 2030 UTC yesterday, so there's just over an hour in the 24-hour window. I'd been wondering whether the rule against adding a source dated after our date of publication would apply to OR after our date of publication; I'm just not sure how much of that is substance and how much is appearance. --Pi zero (talk) 19:28, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Realistically, I guess the question might be: "Would we need to change the article date?" In this case, perhaps not. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:37, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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