Iran Air Tours Flight 945

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Iran Air Tours Flight 945
Iran Airtour Tu-154M EP-MCR SVO 2008-9-23.png
An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154M, similar to the one involved in the accident.
Accident summary
Date 1 September 2006
Summary Fire
Site Mashhad, Iran
Passengers 137
Crew 11
Fatalities 28
Injuries (non-fatal) Unknown
Survivors 120
Aircraft type Tupolev Tu-154M
Operator Iran Air Tours
Registration EP-MCF
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.[1][2]

Possible causes[edit]

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


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]


  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.