Date & Time: Jan 9, 2011 at 1945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 727-200
Operator:
Registration:
EP-IRP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tehran - Orumiyeh
MSN:
20945/1048
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
IR277
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
11
Pax on board:
94
Pax fatalities:
66
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
77
Circumstances:
Departure from Tehran to Orumiyeh was delayed for two hours due to bad weather at destination. Finally, aircraft left Tehran-Mehrabad at 1815LT. On approach to Orumiyeh, visibility was low due to snow and clouds at 1,500, 2,000 and 6,000 feet. Aircraft hit the ground and broke into three pieces eight kilometers short of runway 21. Sixty-six passengers and all eleven crew were killed. Loss of power on both left and right engines (number one and three) is suspected.