Accident Yakovlev Yak-40 EP-TQP, Thursday 17 May 2001
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Date:Thursday 17 May 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-40
Owner/operator:Faraz Qeshm Airlines
Registration: EP-TQP
MSN: 9740856
Year of manufacture:1977
Total airframe hrs:11156 hours
Cycles:6706 flights
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:20 km S of Sari -   Iran
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Destination airport:Gorgan Airport (GBT/OING)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Yak-40 departed Tehran at 06:45 for a flight to Gorgan where a new airport was to be opened. The aircraft carried Iranian Transport Minister Rahman Dadman, two deputy ministers, and seven members of parliament. Poor weather at Gorgan reportedly forced the crew to divert to Sari.
It was later found to have crashed in a forested area in the Alborz mountain range.


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  • 10th worst accident in 2001
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 9th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB); December 1998

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