Date & Time: Feb 10, 2004 at 1138 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker 50
Operator:
Registration:
EP-LCA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kish Island-Sharjah
MSN:
20273
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
IRK1770
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
43
Circumstances:
On final approach, the twin engine aircraft suddenly pitch down and crashed in a desert located 3 km short of runway. Immediately on the scene, rescue teams could evacuate 6 passengers seriously injured but 3 of them died later at the hospital. Among the victims were 19 Iranians, 12 Indians, 4 Egyptians, 2 Philippines, 2 Algerians, one Syrian, one Chinese, one Nigerian and one citizen from Bangladesh.