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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Date:Monday 8 February 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154M
Operator:Iran Air Tours
Registration: EP-ITD
C/n / msn: 91A-903
First flight: 1991
Engines: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 119 / Occupants: 119
Total:Fatalities: 131 / Occupants: 131
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Mid-air collision between a Tu-154 (departing from runway 29R) and an Iranian Air Force Sukhoi SU-24 (on VFR approach to runway 29L).

Mid air collision
Loss of control

» Air Safety Week 01.3.1993 (p. 4)
» Air Safety Week 15.2.1993 (p. 4,5)
» Flight International
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/93 (#17)
» Scramble 165
» Scramble 186
» Soviet Transports


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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 Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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