Runway excursion Accident McDonnell Douglas MD-83 EP-ZAB, Thursday 28 January 2016
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Date:Thursday 28 January 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Owner/operator:Zagros Air
Registration: EP-ZAB
MSN: 49930/1720
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:51446 hours
Cycles:30255 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Mashhad Airport (MHD) -   Iran
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Isfahan-Shahid Beheshti Airport (IFN/OIFM)
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM)
Investigating agency: AAIB Iran
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The MD-83 aircraft sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident upon landing on runway 31R at Mashhad Airport (MHD), Iran.
The aircraft came to rest on the left side of runway 31R, 2200 m from the threshold.

Cause (translated from Farsi):
Pilot Error in unusual use of engine reversers contrary to operating instructions and carelessness and insistance of the pilot to continue approach and landing, in spite of instantaneous weather changes and minimum weather conditions.


11:30 UTC / 15:00 local time:
OIMM 281130Z 10010KT 1300 R13/1700D R31/P2000U -SN BR BKN007 OVC070 01/01 Q1016 A3001

12:00 UTC / 15:30 local time:
OIMM 281200Z 10010KT 2500 -SN BR BKN007 OVC070 01/00 Q1016 A3001

12:30 UTC / 16:00 local time:
OIMM 281230Z 14006KT 4000 -SG OVC008 01/01 Q1016 A3001

13:00 UTC / 16:30 local time:
OIMM 281300Z 15008KT 2000 -SG BR OVC008 00/00 Q1016 A3002

13:30 UTC / 17:00 local time:
OIMM 281330Z 15012KT 1400 R13/P2000N R31/P2000U -SG BR OVC008 00/00 Q1016 A3002

14:00 UTC / 17:30 local time:
OIMM 281400Z 13012KT 0800 R13/1600N R31/1300U FG SG OVC008 M00/M00 Q1017 A3003

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB Iran
Report number: 941108 EPZAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report




photo (c) Harro Ranter / ASN; Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH); 03 August 2002

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