Iran Air Tours Flight 945
The aircraft involved in the accident in 1997, while still in service with Aeroflot.
|Date||1 September 2006|
|Site||Mashhad International Airport, Mashhad, Iran|
|Aircraft type||Tupolev Tu-154M|
|Operator||Iran Air Tours|
|Flight origin||Bandar Abbas Airport, Bandar Abbas|
|Destination||Mashhad International Airport, Mashhad|
On September 1, 2006, Iran Air Tours Tu-154 aircraft traveling from Bandar Abbas with 11 crew and 137 passengers on board burst into flames upon landing in Mashhad, Iran at 13:45 local time killing 28 of those on board.
The specific cause is not known, however it is believed that the nose gear tire blew on landing.
The aircraft had been in active service since 1988 and had approximately 19,000 hours of flight time over about 2,200 flights. It was originally owned by Aeroflot. The plane was leased by Iran Air Tours in August 2005 after having been operated by a number of other carriers.
- Harro Ranter. "Aviation Safety Network - 2006 accident". Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- BBC News - Scores killed in Iran plane blaze 1 September 2006
- "Iran Air Tours Tu-154M crashes on landing, 29 passengers confirmed dead". Retrieved 12 September 2011.
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