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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Friday 1 September 2006
Time:ca 13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154M
Operator:Iran Air Tours
Registration: EP-MCF
C/n / msn: 88A788
First flight: 1988
Engines: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 137
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 148
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mashhad Airport (MHD) (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Flightnumber: 945
The Tupolev suffered a mishap (some reports say a nose gear tyre burst) while landing on runway 14L. The airplane swerved and caught fire.

Runway excursion

» Azeri president sends condolences over plane crash in Iran (IRNA, 2-9-2006)
» Reuters


photo of Tupolev Tu-154M EP-MCF
photo of Tupolev Tu-154M EP-MCF
photo of Tupolev Tu-154M LZ-LCI
LZ-LCI was sold to Airlines 400 (RA-85650) in 2004 and to Iran Air Tours as EP-MCF in 2005
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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 Bandar Abbas Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 1042 km (651 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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