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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Friday 7 January 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-86
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: EP-IRA
MSN: 19171/276
First flight: 1966-06-25 (16 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Control was lost during a high-speed taxi check. The aircraft ran off the side of the runway, causing severe damage to the undercarriage and fuselage. The taxi check was performed by 2 mechanics, instead of by a qualified flight crew.

Flightcrew un(der)qualified
Damaged on the ground


photo of Boeing-727-86-EP-IRA
accident date: 07-01-1983
type: Boeing 727-86
registration: EP-IRA
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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