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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 9 enero 2011
Hora:ca 19:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-286
Operador:Iran Air
Registración: EP-IRP
Numéro de série: 20945/1048
Año de Construcción: 1974-06-12 (36 years 7 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:9019
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 70 / Ocupantes: 96
Total:Fatalidades: 78 / Ocupantes: 105
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:8 km (5 milles) de Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH) (   Irán)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Irán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH/OITR), Irán
Número de Vuelo: 277
Descripción:
An Iran Air Boeing 727 passenger jet was damaged beyond repair in an accident about 8 km from Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH), Iran. There were 96 passengers and nine crew members on board. The airplane operated on flight IR277 from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) to Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH). It left Tehran at 18:15, after a delay of over two hours due to severe weather at the destination.

Probable Cause:

The effect of a combination of bad weather and cockpit crews' failure to deal with the situation is the major cause of the accident.

Contributing factors:
- The old technology of aircraft systems
- Absence of a suitable simulator for adverse weather conditions
- Failure to correctly execute the operating instructions for go around
- Inadequate cockpit management (CRM)

Fuentes:
» IRNA, FARS

METAR Weather report:
16:00 UTC / 19:30 local time:
OITR 091600Z 26004KT 0800 SN SCT015 SCT020 OVC060 00/00 Q1016=
Wind 260 degrees at 4 knots; Visibility 800 m in snow; scattered clouds 1,500 ft; scattered clouds 2,000 ft.; overcast 6,000 ft.; Temperature 0°C; Dew point 0°C; 1016 hPa


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photo of Boeing-727-286-EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP
photo of Boeing-727-286-EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP
photo of Boeing-727-286-EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP
photo of Boeing-727-286-EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP
 

Map
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 Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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