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Last updated: 22 April 2019
Date:Monday 27 March 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Q8
Operator:Taban Air
Registration: EP-TBJ
C/n / msn: 28202/3009
First flight: 1998-03-02 (19 years 1 month)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 185
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Ardabil Airport (ADU) (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Destination airport:Ardabil Airport (ADU/OITL), Iran
The aircraft encountered tire burst while landing and the right hand main landing gear retracted. The engine touched the runway surface and the aircraft became disabled on the runway.

The aircraft was ferried to Mashhad on May 1 and test flown after repairs on June 18, 2017. It re-entered service on June 21.


METAR Weather report:
05:00 UTC / local time:
OITL 270500Z 25006KT CAVOK 06/M02 Q1017

06:00 UTC / local time:
OITL 270600Z 20023KT 9999 FEW035 SCT200 13/M02 Q1016


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
2 March 1998 TC-APP Boeing first flight
31 March 1998 TC-APP Pegasus delivered
2 Nov. 1998 TC-APP Winair leased
20 Nov. 1999 TC-APP Oman Air leased
9 June 2002 TC-APP Pegasus returned
28 March 2003 SP-KPI Polonia leased from ILFC
20 Dec. 2004 N401LF ILFC returned
23 Feb. 2005 VT-SJB Air Sahara leased
18 May 2008 OO-VET Brussels Airlines leased
19 Nov. 2013 EY-754 Tajik Air
8 July 2015 EY-754 Taban Airlines leased
26 July 2016 EP-TBJ Taban Airlines new registration

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 Mashhad Airport to Ardabil Airport as the crow flies is 1012 km (632 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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