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Tehran City District

Crash of a Boeing 707-3J9C in Fath: 15 killed

Date & Time: Jan 14, 2019 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-CPP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bishkek - Payam
MSN:
21128/917
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
16
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
The airplane, owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) was completing a cargo flight from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on behalf of Saha Airlines, and was supposed to land at Payam Airport located southwest of Karaj, carrying a load of meat. On approach, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions and the pilot mistakenly landed on runway 31L at Fath Airport instead of runway 30 at Payam Airport which is located 10 km northwest. After touchdown, control was lost and the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance (runway 31L is 1,140 meters long), overran and crashed in flames into several houses located past the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed by fire as well as few houses. The flight engineer was evacuated while 15 other occupants were killed.

Crash of a HESA IrAn-140-100 in Tehran: 39 killed

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2014 at 0918 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-GPA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tehran – Tabas
MSN:
90-05
YOM:
2008
Flight number:
SPN5915
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
42
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
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.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Varamin: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 22, 2009 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5-8208
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tehran - Tehran
MSN:
0083484542
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
While flying south of Tehran, crew declared an emergency following an engine failure and elected to return. On descent to runway 29L, the radome located on the roof detached and hit the tail. Out of control, aircraft crashed in an open field near Varamin. All seven occupants were killed.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Tehran

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2009 at 1701 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-CFN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ardabil - Tehran
MSN:
11423
YOM:
1993
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
106
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 29L, right main gear collapsed. Aircraft veered off runway and came to rest. While all 114 occupants were uninjured, aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Right main gear collapsed on landing.

Crash of an Antonov AN-74 in Tehran: 38 killed

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2006 at 0712 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
15-2255
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Téhéran-Chiraz
MSN:
365470991045
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
38
Circumstances:

The aircraft stalled and crashed on takeoff from Tehran-Mehrabad airport. The aircraft was making a flight to Shiraz for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force (IRGCAF). Three passengers were seriously injured and transferred to local hospital but according to Iranian authorities, all of them died few hours later. It seems that a technical problem occurred on one engine shortly after rotation.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Tehran: 106 killed

Date & Time: Dec 6, 2005 at 1410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5-8519
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Téhéran-Bandar Abbas
MSN:
4399
YOM:
1970
Flight number:
IIAF512
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
84
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
106
Circumstances:

Eight minutes after takeoff, captain informed ATC of a technical problem on number 4 engine. Crew decided to return to Tehran-Mehrabad airport but the aircraft stalled and crashed in front of a 9 floor building. All 94 occupants were killed and also 12 people on ground (building occupants). Most of the airplane's occupants were Iranian journalist and technicians who were flying to Bandar Abbas, South Iran, to cover military manoeuvres.

Crash of a Boeing 707 in Tehran: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2005 at 2205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-SHE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kish Island-Téhéran
MSN:
21127
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
IRZ171
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
157
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft encountered problem on landing and overran the runway before coming to rest in the Kan river. Three passeengers died in the river and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Tehran: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jun 25, 2003 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5-85
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Téhéran-Téhéran
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:

After takeoff from Tehran Air Base, the aircraft dived to the ground and crashed near the Shur River, south of the capital city.