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Airline Tycoon
1st Sep 2006, 11:49
Sky News:-
Up to 60 people have been killed after a plane caught fire on landing in Iran, according to state TV.
A further 80 people were evacuated safely, it has been reported.

1st Sep 2006, 11:54
Iranian Plane Catches Fire, Killing 60 Passengers, AFP Reports

An Iranian airliner on a domestic
flight caught fire while landing in the northeastern city of
Mashhad, killing at least 60 passengers, Agence-France Presse
reported, citing state-run television.
The plane, with 140 passengers, was a Russian-made Tupolev
coming from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, AFP reported.
It burst into flames after a tire blew upon landing, the news
agency said. State television didn't immediately give the
condition of the other 80 passengers, AFP said.

1st Sep 2006, 12:04
Sadly another Tupelov incident. Was this a Tu-154?

1st Sep 2006, 12:29
Tu-154 of Iran Airtour, according to CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/09/01/iran.plane.ap/index.html)(quoting Iranian state TV).

1st Sep 2006, 13:15
Its been a very bad week, condolances to the families of all involved.

1st Sep 2006, 13:22
wx at time of crash...your guess on actual time, but last 7 metars:

also link to airport data site:

METAR OIMM 010550Z 00000KT CAVOK 30/01 Q1015 A2997
METAR OIMM 010650Z 04006KT CAVOK 31/01 Q1014 A2995
METAR OIMM 010750Z 30004KT CAVOK 33/M00 Q1013 A2993
METAR OIMM 010850Z 07012KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1013 A2993
METAR OIMM 010950Z 05014KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1012 A2990
METAR OIMM 011050Z 09018KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1012 A2989
METAR OIMM 011150Z 09010KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1012 A2989

airport data:


CNN covering, anyone with info on crash can e mail me at [email protected]

1st Sep 2006, 14:37
Death toll reported at approx 80 ppl. RIP

FCS Explorer
1st Sep 2006, 14:51
CNN says:
pilot survied and spoke to iranian transport minister, who then said: a tyre burst on landing and then the airplane swerved (spelling?) of the RWY.

don't know nothing about tupolews, but this explanation is kinda weak IMHO.

1st Sep 2006, 17:18
Aircraft is EP-MCF according to AirlinerNews.com