Date & Time: Jan 24, 2010 at 0720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev TU-154
Operator:
Registration:
RA-85787
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abadan - Machhad
MSN:
93A971
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
TBM6437
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
13
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
157
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration in low visibility due to poor weather conditions and below minimums.