July 4, 1988 |
The Airbus A-300B2 shot down in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday had been flying for Iran Air since 1982 and had logged 11,448 hours, an Airbus Industrie official said Sunday. Robert Alizart, the firm's director of communications, said the plane has different seating configurations, which can allow it to carry more than 300 passengers and crew. The aircraft has a range of about 2,500 miles, he said. Iran Air has five other A-300B2s in its fleet.