2016-01-28 Zagros Air MD-83 ran off runway at Mashhad, Iran

2016-01-28 Zagros Air MD-83 ran off runway at Mashhad, Iran

2016-01-28 Zagros Air MD-83 ran off runway at Mashhad, Iran


On landing at Mashhad Airport, the aircraft veered off the side of the runway where it came to rest in mud and snow. All passengers and crewmembers escaped the aircraft without injuries.

The McDD MD-83 aircraft landed on runway 31R in snowfall, when the pilots lost directional control and began to slide to the left of the runway.

The aircraft departed paved surface sliding sideways across soft ground where its right maingear collapsed until it came to a stop about 2000 meters away from the runway threshold.

There were seven injuries among all 154 on board during evacuation via chutes.

The aircraft sustained serious damage of its undercarriage, both wings and underbelly, making a repair less likely.

At the time local weather consisted of snowfall and temperarures minus freezing level.

METAR Mashhad Airport (OIMM):

SA 28/01/2016 13:30->
METAR OIMM 281330Z 15012KT 1400 R13/P2000N R31/P2000U -SG
           BR OVC008 00/00 Q1016 A3002=
SA 28/01/2016 13:00->
METAR OIMM 281300Z 15008KT 2000 -SG BR OVC008 00/00 Q1016

Date: 2016-01-28 Time: 16:30
Location: OIMM MHD Mashhad
Country: Iran
Google Maps: [LINK]
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: ZV 4010
From: OIFM/IFN: Esfahan To: OIMM/MHD: Mashhad
Type: Passenger
Operator: Zagros Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: McDD MD-83
Registration: EP-ZAB
Age a/c: 25,7 years
Constr. No.: 49930

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 154
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 7

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 289th safety occurence of type (MD-80)
  • 8th Safety occurence at Mashhad Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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