2016-09-27 Iran Air + Mahan Air ground collision at Tehran IKA
Both aircraft received damage in a heavy ground collision at Tehran-Imam Khomenei intl Airport, Iran. There were no reports about any injured persons.
In the morning hours in good visibility, both aircraft were pushing back out of their overnight parking stands, when the tail of the Airbus A310 collided with the tail of the larger A340.
The collsion was so severe, that the outer third of the A310’s right horizontal stabilizer broke off. Additional damage occured to the lower auxiliary power unit (APU) access doors of the A340.
There are no reports of injured persons in this regard. Both aircraft were taken out of service.
There likely is further damage to other aircraft parts as well. The Airbus A340 was due to fly a scheduled service to London.
NOTE: On Sep 8th another ground collision took place at Tehran-IKA, when an Oman Air 737 struck a parked Mahan Air A310 during taxi. (Source)
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METAR Tehran-IKA Intl Airport (OIIE):
METAR OIIE 270400Z 30010KT CAVOK 19/M06 Q1017=
METAR OIIE 270530Z 31015KT CAVOK 24/M04 Q1018=
Date: 2016-09-27 Time: ~07:00
Location: OIIE IKA Imam Khomeini International
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Operator: Iran Air
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Operator: Mahan Air
Type: Airbus A310-300
Age a/c: 23.6 years
Constr. No.: 671
Type: Airbus A340-600
Age a/c: 11.8 years
Constr. No.: 615
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 38th safety occurence for the operator(Iran Air)
- 18th safety occurence for the operator(Mahan Air)
- 88th safety occurence of type (A310)
- 121st safety occurence of type (A340)
- 6th Safety occurence at Tehran-IKA Airport
- 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question(EK-IBK)
- – overran runway at Hamburg, Germany in July 2013
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(EP-MMR)
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