Date & Time: Apr 20, 2005 at 2205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kish Island - Tehran
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following an uneventful flight from Kish Island, the aircraft landed by night on runway 29L at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport. After touchdown, the aircraft encountered technical difficulties and was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, went down an embankment and came to rest in the Kan River canal located about 200 metres from the runway 11R threshold. All undercarriage as well as the engine n°3 were torn off. The aircraft was written off. Three passengers died while 50 others were injured.
The exact cause of the accident is unknown. Nevertheless, it is believed that the aircraft suffered a gear failure or tyre burst after touchdown.