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Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Bandar-e Mahshahr

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2020 at 0736 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-CPZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tehran - Bandar-e Mahshahr
MSN:
53464
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
RV6936
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
136
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 13 at Bandar-e Mahshahr Airport, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It lost its undercarriage, came across a road and came to rest on its belly. All 144 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The aircraft just completed a regular weekly service (flight RV6936) from Tehran.

Mishap of a Boeing 707 in Ahwaz

Date & Time: Aug 3, 2009 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-SHK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ahwaz - Tehran
MSN:
21128/917
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
IRZ124
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
162
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, engine number two suffered an uncontained failure. Crew informed ATC of the situation and obtained the authorisation to return in priority. Aircraft landed safely ten minutes later. While two passengers were slightly injured, aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair as number one engine and left wing were also damaged.
Probable cause:
It appears that a stage of the compessor on number two engine exploded shortly after take off. Elements punctured the nacelle and hit the left wing and the number one engine. As the number two engine was out of service, number one lost power.

Crash of a Fokker F28 Fellowship 4000 in Ahwaz

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2000 at 2242 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-PAU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tehran - Ahwaz
MSN:
11166
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
IRC775
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
84
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Tehran, the crew initiated the approach to Ahwaz but encountered poor weather conditions with visibility near minimums. During the last segment, the aircraft landed hard on runway 30, bounced and touched down to the right of the runway. The crew decided to make a go-around and completed a circuit before landing again few minutes later. Following a 'normal' landing, all 88 occupants evacuated safely. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 20 at Omidiyeh AFB: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 8, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Omidiyeh AFB - Omidiyeh AFB
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight at Omidiyeh AFB. On approach, the twin engine aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile and crashed few hundred meters short of runway threshold, bursting into flames. Both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
Mistakenly shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired by Iranian soldiers performing an exercise at Omidiyeh AFB.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-16K-11 in Shalamcheh: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jan 9, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5018
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While cruising over Iran at an altitude of 40,000 feet, the heavy bomber was shot down by a 'Hawk' missile, dove into the ground and crashed near Shalamcheh. A crew member survived while five others were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down by an Iranian missile.

Crash of a Fairchild-Hiller FH-227D in Abadan

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-AMJ
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
523
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Landed hard and came to rest at Abadan Airport. There were no injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove 5 in Abadan

Date & Time: Dec 14, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PH-IOB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04494
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxied by an unauthorized mechanic, the twin engine airplane went out of control and collided with a parked Fokker F27 Friendship registered PH-IOT and also operated by the Iraanse Aardolie Exploratie en Productie Mij (IAEPM). The mechanic was unhurt, the Dove was damaged beyond repair and the F27 was repaired.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK in Ahwaz

Date & Time: Apr 13, 1970
Registration:
EP-AGZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15423/26868
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After a takeoff roll of 450 meters, the pilot-in-command started the rotation. At liftoff, the airplane banked left, causing the left wing to struck the ground. Out of control, the airplane cartwheeled and crashed in flames. All 25 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to follow pre take-off check-list and that the aircraft was not configured for departure.

Crash of a Martin PBM-5A Mariner in Abadan: 10 killed

Date & Time: Sep 10, 1958
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
16-303
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The seaplane was transferred from Biak to The Netherlands when the crew encountered technical difficulties en route so a stop was made at Abadan. After two weeks maintenance, permission was given to the crew to continue to Europe but shortly after takeoff, an oil leak on engine number one forced the crew to return to Abadan Airport. On approach, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion few km from the airfield, killing all ten crew members.
Probable cause:
A technical failure occurred on the engine number one whose thrust reversal system was accidentally triggered for reasons that investigations were unable to determine.