Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 24 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76MD
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2281
C/n / msn: 0073475236
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 230
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mashad (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
When the aircraft was 80 km out of Mashad and at FL230, suddenly the autopilot disengaged and there were warnings indicating engine nr. 4 was on fire. The plane yawed to starboard. The fire spread to the wing and eventually the nr.4 engine fell off.
A safe emergency landing was made at Mashad, 24 minutes later. The plane continued to burn for another 16 minutes on the tarmac, before the flames were finally put out.


Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Photo of the fuselage stored at Mashad.
» aerospacetalk.ir


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Distance from Mashhad Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad 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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