Crash of a Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 near Shahr-e-Kord: 11 killed

Date & Time: Mar 11, 2018 at 1840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-TRB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sharjah – Istanbul
MSN:
5494
YOM:
2001
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Aircraft flight hours:
7935
Aircraft flight cycles:
3807
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Sharjah Airport, UAE, at 1711LT on a flight to Istanbul-Atatürk Airport. The crew continued to the northwest over Iran territory and the aircraft reached the assigned altitude of 36,000 feet at 1744LT. At 1832LT, it is understood the crew was cleared to climb to 37,700 feet when an unexpected situation was encountered. It is believed the aircraft went into an uncontrolled descent until it struck the slope of a mountain located in the region of Shahr-e-Kord and exploded, probably following an unexpected situation with IAS instrument. Unstable weather conditions were present along the flight route over Iran, which included moderate up to severe turbulence and icing conditions up to 45,000 feet.