Accident Fokker 100 EP-FQF, Friday 16 February 2018
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Date:Friday 16 February 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker 100
Owner/operator:Qeshm Air
Registration: EP-FQF
MSN: 11444
Year of manufacture:1993
Total airframe hrs:48654 hours
Cycles:38040 flights
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Tay 650-15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Mashhad Airport (MHD) -   Iran
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM)
Investigating agency: AAID Iran
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Qeshm Air flight 1202 from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport, Iran, performed a forced landing at Mashhad when the left main landing gear failed to deploy prior to landing.
The aircraft, a Fokker 100, departed Tehran at 16:39 (13:09 UTC). It was descending towards the destination of Mashhad at 17:38 when the undercarriage was selected down. However, the left hand main gear did not deploy. The flight entered a holding pattern and the flight crew worked the related checklists. Twenty minutes later the flight performed a low pass over the runway and entered another holding pattern. The left main gear remained up.
A forced landing was carried out on runway 31R at 18:28. The aircraft swerved to the left and departed the left side of the runway, coming to rest between runway 31R and 31L. An evacuation was carried out.
The next morning the left wing was lifted by a crane. When the lifting belt broke, the wing hit the ground again, causing serious additional damage.

Probable causes:
The main cause of this accident was entering foreign contamination to hydraulic system by maintenance activities during C-Check which caused damage on blockage hydraulic flow in restrictor check valve.
The screen filter near hydraulic restrictor check valve was damaged by reflected force of Pollution and sediment available in the hydraulic system between and caused blockage the nozzle downstream to down lock LH landing gear mechanism.
Contributing Factors:
- Insufficient surveillance on maintenance operation of aircraft.
- Lack of enough experience for Qeshm Air maintenance personnel

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAID Iran
Report number: A961127EPFQF
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 July 2021 EP-FQF Qeshm Air 0 Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII) sub
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