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Last updated: 15 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 23 December 2002
Time:19:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic A140 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-140
Operator:Aeromist Kharkiv
Registration: UR-14003
C/n / msn: 36525302011
First flight: 2002
Total airframe hrs:70
Engines: 2 Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Baghrabad (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Trabzon Airport (TZX/LTCG), Turkey
Destination airport:Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport (IFN/OIFM), Iran
Flightnumber:2137
Narrative:
The Antonov 140 departed Kharkov at 11:23 for a flight to Isfahan, Iran via Trabzon. The passengers, aerospace scientists and executives, were to visit the test flight of the Iran-140, an Antonov 140 built under license in Iran. At 13:45 the flight landed at Trabzon, Turkey for refueling. About one hour later, at 14:51, the plane took off heading for Isfahan. While descending towards Isfahan in an area of poor visibility, the aircraft collided with a mountain.

Probable Cause:

Iran's civil aviation authority announced that a pilot's failure to correctly use a cockpit global positioning system (GPS) caused the crash.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Korrespondent
» RosBusinessConsulting


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Distance from Trabzon Airport to Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport as the crow flies is 1400 km (875 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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