Date & Time: Aug 10, 2014 at 0918 LT
Type of aircraft:
HESA IrAn-140-100
Operator:
Registration:
EP-GPA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tehran – Tabas
MSN:
90-05
YOM:
2008
Flight number:
SPN5915
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
42
Pax fatalities:
33
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
39
Aircraft flight hours:
1350
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 29L, while in initial climb, the aircraft banked right, went out of control and crashed in flames in a residential area located 1,6 km northwest of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and 9 passengers were seriously injured while all 39 other occupants were killed. There are conflicting reports about the number of casualties. ATC reported that the crew requested a right turn immediately after takeoff while the standard procedure requires left turn. In a first statement, it was reported that the aircraft suffered a right engine failure shortly after rotation, at a critical stage of the flight. It was also confirmed that the departure was completed with a MTOW above the limit considering the outside temperature at the time of the accident.