Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 12 February 2002
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Tupolev 154M
Operator:Iran Air Tours
Registration: EP-MBS
C/n / msn: 91A-871
First flight: 1991
Total airframe hrs:12701
Cycles:5516
Engines: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 107
Total:Fatalities: 119 / Occupants: 119
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sarab-e Do Rah (   Iran) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Khorramabad Airport (KHD/OICK), Iran
Flightnumber: 956
Narrative:
Crashed into the Kuh-e Sefid Mountain at 9100 feet while descending for Khorramabad, in preparation for a non-precision approach to runway 11. The cockpit voice recorder was located Feb. 17, 2002. It is said that the plane was found at a position 3 nm left of the extended centreline of the runway.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» BBC
» IRNA
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Khorramabad Airport as the crow flies is 371 km (232 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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