Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 8 February 1993
Time:14:16
Type: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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Narrative:
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).

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» 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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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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