Date & Time: Feb 24, 2002 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Operator:
Registration:
15-2291
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Meched-Téhéran
MSN:
0073475236
YOM:
1987
Country:
Iran
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
222
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff from Mashad, number three engine exploded. Crew return to airport but fire was not extinguished. After landing and stop, all 230 occupants escaped but right wing was destroyed by fire and bent to the ground.