Accident Tupolev Tu-154M EP-MCR,
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Date:Friday 8 May 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tupolev Tu-154M
Owner/operator:Iran Airtour
Registration: EP-MCR
MSN: 86A743
Year of manufacture:1986
Engine model:Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 169
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:near Mashhad Airport (MHD) -   Iran
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM)
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The airplane encountered bad weather (CB). The aircraft fuselage sustained 1.8 G acceleration forces and was struck by hail stones. The flight diverted to Mashhad and landed normally. The fuselage sustained substantial damage.



photo (c) Dmitry Zherdin; Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE); 23 September 2008; (CC:by-sa)

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