Iran Air Tours Flight 956

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Iran Air Tours Flight 956
Tupolev-154M Iran Airtour EP-MBQ THR March 2010.jpg
An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154M similar to the aircraft involved in the incident.
Date12 February 2002
SummaryControlled flight into terrain, pilot error
Aircraft typeTupolev Tu-154M
OperatorIran Air Tours
Flight originTehran-Mehrabad Airport Tehran, Iran
DestinationKhorramabad Airport, Khorramabad, Iran

Iran Air Tours Flight 956 was a Tupolev Tu-154M which crashed 230 miles (370 km) south-west of Tehran on 12 February 2002. During a non precision approach to runway 11, the airliner impacted the Kuh-e Sefid Mountain at an altitude 9,100 feet, three nautical miles left of the runway centerline. All 12 crew and 107 passengers were killed in the crash. The aircraft was carrying four government officials.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Iran plane crash kills 117". BBC News. 12 February 2002. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Tupolev 154M EP-MBS Sarab-e Do Rah". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 33°28′00″N 48°21′00″E / 33.4667°N 48.3500°E / 33.4667; 48.3500