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Last updated: 22 February 2019
Date:Monday 14 January 2019
Time:ca 08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3J9C
Operating for:Saha Air
Leased from:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
Registration: EP-CPP
C/n / msn: 21128/917
First flight: 1976
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fat'h Airport (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU/UCFM), Kyrgyzstan
Destination airport:Payam International Airport (PYK/OIIP), Iran
A Boeing 707-300 cargo plane, operated for the Iranian Air Force, has crashed near Karaj, Iran, in adverse weather conditions. According to first reports the plane carried 16 persons with 15 fatalities accounted for. One occupant survived the crash. The plane was destroyed.
The aircraft was transporting meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Payam International Airport, Iran. Instead of landing on runway 30 at Payam Airport, the aircraft landed on runway 31L at Fat'h Airport. The aircraft went off the runway, smashed through an airport wall and came to rest in a residential area near the airport. A fire broke out.

The runways of the airports of Payam at Fat'h are almost in line. The thresholds of runways 30 and 31L are 10 km apart. The Fat'h runway has a length of 1300 m while the Payam runway is 3659 m long.
Payam Airport offers VOR/DME, NDB/DME and NDB approaches to runway 30.

» Previous wrong airport approach at Fat'h Airport

METAR Weather report:
03:00 UTC / 06:30 local time:
OIIP 140300Z 12010KT 3000 SN RA FEW025 SCT035 OVC080 M00/M01 Q1012

04:00 UTC / 07:30 local time:
OIIP 140400Z 16010KT 4000 BR FEW025 SCT035 OVC090 00/M01 Q1012 RERA

05:00 UTC / 08:30 local time:
OIIP 140500Z 14010KT 3000 BR FEW025 SCT035 OVC080 M00/M01 Q1013

06:00 UTC / 09:30 local time:
OIIP 140600Z 13010KT 3000 BR FEW025 SCT035 OVC090 00/M02 Q1013


photo of Boeing 707-3J9C 	EP-CPP
photo of Boeing 707-3J9C 	EP-CPP
photo of Boeing 707-3J9C 	EP-CPP
photo of Boeing 707-3J9C 	EP-CPP
photo of Boeing 707-3J9C 	EP-CPP
photo of Boeing 707-3J9C EP-SHK
EP-SHK moved to IRIAF as 5-8312 in 2015 and became EP-CPP in May 2016
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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
19 Nov. 1976 5-8312 Boeing first flight
Nov. 1976 5-8312 Imperial Iranian Air Force delivered
Feb 1979 5-8312 Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
27 Feb 2000 EP-SHK Saha Air
3 August 2009 EP-SHK Saha Air damaged in uncontained engine failure near Ahwaz, Iran
Dec. 2015 5-8312 Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - IRIAF
May 2016 EP-CPP Saha Air

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 Bishkek-Manas International Airport to Payam International Airport as the crow flies is 2163 km (1352 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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