2014-08-10 Sepahan Airlines AN-140 crash near Tehran


2014-08-10 Sepahan Airlines AN-140 crash near Tehran


The regional aircraft crashed only a mile from the runway at Tehran Merhabad Airport.

Shortly after take-off from runway 29L at Tehran Merhabad Intl Airport, the aircraft entered a steep turn to the right and immediately began to loose height.

The pilots lost control and crashed in the residential Azadi District, about 1,5 km northwest of the airport where it disintegrated on impact. The aircraft clipped power lines and impacted on a public road where its tail broke off from the rest of the fuselage. The wreckage was set ablaze by exploding fueltanks.

Nine persons are known to have survived the accident although exact casualty numbers vary. No person on the ground was killed.

According to sources from Tehran ATC the pilots reported unspecified problems soon after take-off.

The aircraft was on a charter flight. Sepahan Airlines is affiliated with HESA, the AN-140 production company.


Date: 2014-08-10 Time: 09:18:00
Location: OIII THR Tehran Mehrabad Intl area
Country: Iran
Flight phase: ENR2 – Climb above 1000 ft. AGL to Cruise; Climb from end of ICL to intended cruise level
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.: 5914
From: OIII/THR: Tehran Mehrabad Intl To: OIMT/: Tabas
Type: Passenger
Operator: Sepahan Airlines

Type: Antonov An-140
Registration: EP-GPA
Age a/c: 6,1 years
Constr. No.: 36525305018


Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 6 42 0 48
Fatalities 0 39
Survivors 0 9

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 6th safety occurence for the airline
  • 4th hull loss of type
  • 13th safety occurence at airport
Sepahan Airlines

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