ASN logo
Last updated: 25 August 2019
Date:Thursday 28 January 2016
Time:ca 16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Operator:Zagros Air
Registration: EP-ZAB
C/n / msn: 49930/1720
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mashhad Airport (MHD) (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport (IFN/OIFM), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
The MD-83 aircraft sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident upon landing on runway 31R at Mashhad Airport (MHD), Iran.
The aircraft came to rest on the left side of runway 31R, 2200 m from the threshold.

Runway excursion


METAR Weather report:
11:30 UTC / 15:00 local time:
OIMM 281130Z 10010KT 1300 R13/1700D R31/P2000U -SN BR BKN007 OVC070 01/01 Q1016 A3001

12:00 UTC / 15:30 local time:
OIMM 281200Z 10010KT 2500 -SN BR BKN007 OVC070 01/00 Q1016 A3001

12:30 UTC / 16:00 local time:
OIMM 281230Z 14006KT 4000 -SG OVC008 01/01 Q1016 A3001

13:00 UTC / 16:30 local time:
OIMM 281300Z 15008KT 2000 -SG BR OVC008 00/00 Q1016 A3002

13:30 UTC / 17:00 local time:
OIMM 281330Z 15012KT 1400 R13/P2000N R31/P2000U -SG BR OVC008 00/00 Q1016 A3002

14:00 UTC / 17:30 local time:
OIMM 281400Z 13012KT 0800 R13/1600N R31/1300U FG SG OVC008 M00/M00 Q1017 A3003


photo of MD-83-HB-ISZ
accident date: 28-01-2016
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-83
registration: HB-ISZ

Video, social media

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 Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 806 km (504 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.
languages: languages



  • 1194 built
  • 38th loss
» safety profile

  • 63rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 66th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile