Iran Air Tours Flight 945

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Iran Air Tours Flight 945
Aeroflot Tupolev 154M;RA-85650@ZRH;08.02.1997 (6168807645).jpg
The aircraft involved in the accident in 1997, while still in service with Aeroflot.
Accident
Date1 September 2006 (2006-09-01)
SummaryFire
SiteMashhad International Airport, Mashhad, Iran
Aircraft
Aircraft typeTupolev Tu-154M
OperatorIran Air Tours
RegistrationEP-MCF
Flight originBandar Abbas Airport, Bandar Abbas
DestinationMashhad International Airport, Mashhad
Occupants148
Passengers137
Crew11
Fatalities28
InjuriesUnknown
Survivors120

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.[1][2]

Possible causes[edit]

The specific cause is not known, however it is believed that the nose gear tire blew on landing.[1]

Aircraft[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harro Ranter. "Aviation Safety Network - 2006 accident". Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  2. ^ BBC News - Scores killed in Iran plane blaze 1 September 2006
  3. ^ "Iran Air Tours Tu-154M crashes on landing, 29 passengers confirmed dead". Retrieved 12 September 2011.