Section: Event /Sunday 12th October 2014

Alphabetic Index : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Search β):

* 1980 Iran Air Boeing 727 airplane crash *

سقوط هواپیمای ایران ایر بویینگ 727 بهمن 1358

(Wikipedia) - Iran Air Flight 291   (Redirected from 1980 Iran Air Boeing 727 airplane crash) Iran Air Flight 291 Accident summary Date Summary Site Passengers Crew Fatalities Survivors Aircraft type Operator Registration Flight origin Destination
An Iran Air Boeing 727-100, similar to the one involved.
January 21, 1980 (1980-01-21)
Inoperable ILS and ground radar
Alborz Mountains, Iran
Boeing 727-86
Iran Air
Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran

On January 21, 1980, an Iran Air Boeing 727-86 was making a domestic flight from Mashad Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport in Iran. At 1911h local time, the aircraft, registered as EP-IRD, collided with the Alborz Mountains, 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of Tehran, during its approach to Tehran-Mehrabad runway 29 in foggy and snowy weather conditions. All 8 crew members and 120 passengers died in the incident, and the plane was destroyed. At the time, Iran Air Flight 291 was the deadliest aircraft disaster in Iranian history.

Investigators concluded that the probable cause of the crash was believed to be an inoperable instrument landing system and ground radar. The head of Iran''s Civil Aviation Authority and five other officials were charged with manslaughter as a result of the crash of Flight 291.

Tags:1980 Iran Air Boeing 727 airplane crash, Alborz, Alborz Mountains, Boeing, Iran, Iran Air, Iranian, Mashhad, Mehrabad, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Wikipedia

Add definition or comments on 1980 Iran Air Boeing 727 airplane crash

Your Name / Alias:
Definition / Comments
neutral points of view
Source / SEO Backlink:
Anti-Spam Check
Enter text above
Upon approval, your definition will be listed under: 1980 Iran Air Boeing 727 airplane crash

Happy Summer Sale

Home About us / Contact    Products    Services    Iranian History Today    Top Iran Links    Iranian B2B Web Directory    Historical Glossary
Copyright @ 2004-2016 All Rights Iranian