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Sistan and Baluchestan

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690 near Zāhedān: 7 killed

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2014 at 1920 LT
Registration:
1405
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tehran - Zahedan
MSN:
690-11075
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was flying to Zahedan with a crew of three (two pilots and a flight attendant) and four passengers, among them General Mahmoud Sadeqi, a senior police officer who was travelling to Zahedan to investigate the circumstances of a recent attack that killed four police officers. While approaching Zahedan by night, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Sabzpushan Heights, north of the airport. The wreckage was found the following morning. All seven occupants were killed. A day later, Iranian Authorities said the accident was caused by technical flaws, darkness and the pilot’s unfamiliarity with the region.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Zahedan

Date & Time: May 10, 2014 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-ASZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mashhad - Zahedan
MSN:
11421
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
EP853
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
98
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Zahedan Airport, the crew followed the checklist and configured the aircraft for landing when he realized that the left main gear remained stuck in its wheel well. The crew abandoned the landing manoeuvre and initiated a go-around procedure. During an hour, the crew followed a holding circuit to burn fuel and also to try to lower the left main landing gear but without success. Eventually, the crew was cleared to land on runway 35. After touchdown, the aircraft rolled for about 1,500 metres then veered off runway to the left before coming to rest in a sandy area. All 103 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near Zabol: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 18, 1989 at 1320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YA-BAK
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kabul - Zaranj
MSN:
57314104
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
35
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
En route from Kabul to Zaranj, an Iranian security officer entered the cockpit and instructed the crew to divert to Zabol, Iran. On approach, the captain was shot down and the copilot, panicked, attempted an emergency landing in a hilly terrain located few km from Zabol. Five passengers were killed in the accident.
Probable cause:
Crashed in unclear circumstances after being hijacked.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Zahedan: 103 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1986 at 1925 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bakhtaran - Zahedan
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
96
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
103
Circumstances:
While approaching Zahedan Airport by night, the crew descended below the minimum safe altitude of 6,500 feet when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 11 km from the airfield. All 103 occupants were killed, among them 96 soldiers who were transferred to the westfront. An altimeter misreading or a wrong altimeter setting may be a contributing factor.