ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-76MD 15-2281 Mashhad
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 24 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator:Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force - IRGCAF
Registration: 15-2281
MSN: 0073475236
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 230
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mashhad (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
When the aircraft was 80 km out of Mashhad and at FL230, suddenly the autopilot disengaged and there were warnings indicating engine no. 4 was on fire. The plane yawed to starboard. The fire spread to the wing and eventually the no. 4 engine fell off.
A safe emergency landing was made at Mashhad, 24 minutes later. The plane continued to burn for another 16 minutes on the tarmac, before the flames were finally put out.

Engine fire
Engine separation
Forced landing on runway

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Distance from Mashhad Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 miles).

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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