Narrative:Suffered problems with the hydraulic system shortly after departing Beijing (PEK). The plane returned to land, during which the nose gear collapsed.
|Date:||15 JAN 2004|
|C/n / msn:|| 21093/307|
|First flight:|| 1977-05-16 (26 years 8 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7F|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 180 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK) (China)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China|
|Destination airport:||Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan|
The airplane remained at Beijing for a few months, being prepared for a ferry flight back to Tehran. On June 1, 2004 the airplane was finally ferried back to Tehran where it was withdrawn from service. Some parts were stripped and the airplane was then moved for display at the Teheran AeroSpace Exhibition. In 2009 the airplane received overhaul to be restored in flying condition.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Beijing-Capital Airport to Tokyo-Narita Airport as the crow flies is 2121 km (1325 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.