Flight in the
Line of Duty
The plane took off, and never
landed. It was taking the Minister of Roads & Transportation Dr. Rahman Dadman, and
his high-ranking entourage, to Golestan Province where the Minister was going to
inaugurate an airport.
There were thirty-two people on the Yak 40 including the Minister of Roads &
Transportation, deputy ministers, and Parliament members of Golestan Province. None of
them survived the crash which was reportedly caused by bad weather over the mountainous
forests of northern Iran.
The late Dr. Rahman Dadman was a competent and knowledgeable executive. The Iranian
nation and government have sustained a great loss, regretted President Khatami in a
|Through his eternal flight in the
line of duty, Irans late Minister of Roads & Transportation Dr. Rahman Dadman
definitely made his way to Golestan. Only very few people fly that high.
Born in 1956, Dadman obtained his
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Tehran University School of Engineering and later received
a Ph.D. in the same discipline from Manchester University. He played an active role in the
establishment of Construction Jihad, where he served for four years. Dr. Dadman was later
appointed as a deputy in the Strategic Research Center and a faculty member of Tehran
University School of Engineering.
In 1998, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Roads and Transportation and Head of
the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways. In recognition of his invaluable services in that
capacity, Dr. Dadman was decorated by the Vice President as an exemplary executive. Dr.
Dadman took office as the Minister of Roads & Transportation in January 2001 following
a Cabinet reshuffle.
Golestan in Farsi means
the flower garden, and that was where Dadman and his entourage flew to in the
line of duty. Only very few people fly that high.