Date & Time: Jan 24, 2010 at 0720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Abadan - Machhad
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
By night, aircraft left Abadan airport for Mashhad. Due to poor weather conditions at destination, crew diverted to Isfahan where it left at 0535LT bound to Mashhad. While on an ILS approach in thick fog, aircraft hit runway threshold, lost its tail and undercarriage. It veered off runway and came to rest in flames with both wings partially sheared off. At least 46 occupants were injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire. Vertical visibility was 200 feet at the time of the accident.
Wrong approach configuration in low visibility due to poor weather conditions and below minimums.