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Last updated: 12 December 2018
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:miércoles 15 julio 2009
Hora:11:33
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154M
Operador:Caspian Airlines
Registración: EP-CPG
Numéro de série: 87A-748
Año de Construcción: 1987
Motores: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 156 / Ocupantes: 156
Total:Fatalidades: 168 / Ocupantes: 168
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:12 km (7.5 milles) S of Qazvin (   Irán)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA/OIIE), Irán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Número de Vuelo:7908
Descripción:
A Caspian Airlines Tupolev 154M passenger plane was destroyed when it struck terrain near Qazvin, 16 minutes after takeoff. The airplane was en route from Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Iran to Yerevan Airport (EVN), Armenia.
The Tupolev 154 was in normal operation at 34000 feet altitude. Three minutes before the crash, the plane suddenly turned 270 degrees and entered a rapid descent to 14000 feet in just 90 seconds (which would be an average of 222 feet/sec, 67 m/sec). Air traffic controllers attempted to contact the flight, but there was no response. They asked two Iran Air an Aseman Airlines flights that were in the area to contact Flight 7908, but these attempts failed too.
The airplane exploded on impact and disintegrated, creating a 10 m deep crater with small pieces of debris scattered around the impact area.

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
20 APR 1987 YA-TAR Bakhtar Afghan delivered
YA-TAR Ariana Afghan
1998 YA-TAR Caspian Airlines leased
MAR 1998 EP-CPG Caspian Airlines registered

» source: Soviet Transports

Map
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 Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport to Yerevan Airport as the crow flies is 788 km (492 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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