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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 8 May 2009
Time:ca 11:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154M
Operator:Iran Air Tours
Registration: EP-MCR
C/n / msn: 86A743
First flight: 1986
Engines: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 157
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 169
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:near Mashhad Airport (MHD) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
The airplane encountered bad weather (CB). The aircraft fuselage sustained 1.8 G acceleration forces and was struck by hail stones. The flight diverted to Mashhad and landed normally. The fuselage sustained substantial damage.



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Distance from Mashhad Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 miles).

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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