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1993 Tehran mid air collision

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Total survivors  0
Registration  EP-ITD
Date  8 February 1993
Total fatalities  133
Type  Tupolev Tu-154M
Passengers  119
Summary  Mid-air collision
Location  Qods
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Site  Shahr-e Qods, Tehran Province, Iran
Flight origin  Mehrabad International Airport
Destinations  Mashhad International Airport, Mehrabad International Airport
Operators  Iran Air Tours, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
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The 1993 Tehran mid-air collision occurred just outside the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Monday, February 8, 1993, killing all 133 people on board both aircraft involved—an Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154M, registered EP-ITD, and an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft.

On that day, EP-ITD, loaded with 119 passengers and 12 crew, lifted off from runway 29R at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport on a non-scheduled domestic flight to Mashhad International Airport in Mashhad. Simultaneously, the IRIAF Su-24, piloted by a crew of two, was on approach to Mehrabad's runway 29L. At about 14:16 IRST, the two aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed in the town of Shahr-e Qods, about 9.4 miles from Mehrabad. All 131 people aboard the Iran Air Tours airliner and both military pilots died.

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1993 Tehran mid-air collision Wikipedia


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