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Date:Monday 8 February 1993
Time:14:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154M
Operator:Iran Air Tours
Registration: EP-ITD
C/n / msn: 91A-903
First flight: 1991
Engines: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 119 / Occupants: 119
Total:Fatalities: 131 / Occupants: 131
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Narrative:
An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154M had taken off from runway 29R at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport, Iran. At the same time a Sukhoi Su-24MK was returning from an Air Force Day flypast. The aircraft was on a visual approach to runway 29L and collided with the tail of the Tu-154M. Both aircraft crashed.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 1 March 1993 (p. 4)
» Air Safety Week 15 February 1993 (p. 4,5)
» Flight International, 17-23 February, 1993
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/93 (#17)
» Scramble 165
» Scramble 186
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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