2016-09-27 Iran Air + Mahan Air ground collision at Tehran IKA

2016-09-27 Iran Air + Mahan Air ground collision at Tehran IKA

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):

27/09/2016 06:30->
METAR OIIE 270400Z 30010KT CAVOK 19/M06 Q1017=
27/09/2016 09:00->
METAR OIIE 270530Z 31015KT CAVOK 24/M04 Q1018=

Date: 2016-09-27 Time: ~07:00
Location: OIIE IKA Imam Khomeini International
Country: Iran
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Ground
Operator: Iran Air

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Ground
Operator: Mahan Air

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Aircraft Involved

Type: Airbus A310-300
Registration: EP-IBK
Age a/c: 23.6 years
Constr. No.: 671

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Type: Airbus A340-600
Registration: EP-MMR
Age a/c: 11.8 years
Constr. No.: 615

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Occupants & Casualties

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

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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