Airprox Accident Airbus A310-304 EP-MNF, 23 Jul 2020
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Time:c. 16:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A310-304
Owner/operator:Mahan Air
Registration: EP-MNF
MSN: 547
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Syrian airspace -   Syria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA/OIIE)
Destination airport:Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Mahan Air flight W51152, an Airbus A310-304, was en route in Syrian airspace when the flight crew performed a sudden manoeuvre, reportedly to avoid two USAF McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter jets.
The aircraft departed Tehran, Iran, at 14:43 UTC, bound for Beirut, Lebanon. While en route in Syrian airspace, several passengers were injured after the reported avoidance manoeuvre. The flight was able to continue and landed at Beirut Airport at 16:50 UTC.
Syrian CAA reported that the flight crew responded to a TCAS-RA warning between MODIK and TAN waypoints by applying a high rate of climb.

The US military's Central Command, which oversees American troops in the region, said the F-15 aircraft was conducting a visual inspection of the Iranian aircraft when it passed near the Al-Tanf U.S. military base. A spokesman stated the F-15 kept a safe distance of about 1,000 metres.
The Al-Tanf is located very close to the TAN waypoint (33° 28' 57N 38° 39' 15E). Flight 1152 followed airway G202 at FL340 for a procedure turn over TAN towards airway A21.



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23-Jul-2020 19:51 harro Added
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24-Jul-2020 13:33 Anon. Updated [Source]
24-Jul-2020 20:04 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2020 09:03 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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