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Last updated: 22 September 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 12 February 2002
Time:ca 07:30
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-MBS
C/n / msn: 91A-871
First flight: 1991
Total airframe hrs:12701
Cycles:5516
Engines: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 107
Total:Fatalities: 119 / Occupants: 119
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sarab-e Do Rah (   Iran)
Crash site elevation: 2773 m (9098 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Khorramabad Airport (KHD/OICK), Iran
Flightnumber: 956
Narrative:
Crashed into the Kuh-e Sefid Mountain at 9100 feet while descending for Khorramabad, in preparation for a non-precision approach to runway 11. The cockpit voice recorder was located Feb. 17, 2002. It is said that the plane was found at a position 3 nm left of the extended centreline of the runway.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» BBC
» IRNA
» Soviet Transports


Photos

photo of Tupolev-Tu-154M-LZ-LCO
accident date: 12-02-2002
type: Tupolev Tu-154M
registration: LZ-LCO
 

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-Mehrabad Airport to Khorramabad Airport as the crow flies is 371 km (232 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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