2015-12-24 Mahan Air Airbus A310 damaged during taxi at Istanbul

2015-12-24 Mahan Air Airbus A310 damaged during taxi at Istanbul

2015-12-24 Mahan Air Airbus A310 damaged during taxi at Istanbul


The Airbus A310 was substantially damaged when it collided with a concrete barrier at Istanbul Airport, Turkey.

After landing on runway 05, the aircraft was taxiing to its parking stand „Sierra 6“ (S6) at Istanbul Atatuerk Intl Airport (Apron F2) when it sufferes an apparent brake failure immediately after engine shutdown causing the aircraft to roll beyond the designated parking stand.
The Airbus A310 continued to roll foreward until its nosegear impacted a concrete wall and a metal fence where the nosegear collapsed rearwards.

The nose dropped and struck the roof of a passing passenger bus which proceeded on a lower elevated service road just next to the concrete barrier. The bus was not occupied by passengers and was seriously damaged as well.

Fortunately no serious injuries have been reported in the event.

Date: 2015-12-24 Time: 07:35
Location: LTBA IST Istanbul Ataturk Intl Airport
Country: Turkey
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: W5 112
From: OIIE/IKA: Imam Khomeini International To: LTBA/IST: Istanbul Ataturk Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Mahan Air

Type: Airbus A310-300
Registration: EP-MNP
Age a/c: 24,1 years
Constr. No.: 620

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 15th safety occurence for the operator
  • 82th safety occurence of type (A310)
  • 47th safety occurence a Istanbul Atatuerk Airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
    – 2011-03-02 engine shutdown after birdstrike at Shiraz

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