Iran Aseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

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Iran Aseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

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An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.

An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers south of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on the flight were killed. The plane carried 60 passengers, including one child, and six crew members.

Due to foggy condition, rescue helicopters couldn't reach the crash site in the Zagros Mountains, state TV reported. Tabatabai said the plane crashed into Mount Dena, which is about 440-meters tall.

Aseman Airlines is a semi-private air carrier headquartered in Tehran that specializes in flights to remote airfields across the country. It also flies internationally.

Source: Economic Times

More details: https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous/ ... n-66-dead/
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Re: Iran Asseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

Post by Passenger » 19 Feb 2018, 00:36

Same flight, one year ago (also ATR): no error margin:

https://twitter.com/ranjourr/status/965143539553325056

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Re: Iran Asseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

Post by Passenger » 20 Feb 2018, 10:37

"...On Feb 20th 2018 Iran's Revolutionary Guards reported helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles have sighted the wreckage 30 meters below the peak of the mountains south of Noqol (Editorial note: airway W144 leading to Yasuj passes over Nogol and Yasuj NDB, according to Google Earth the highest peak below W144 in that area rises up to about 4040 meters/13250 feet at position N30.8213 E51.6123)..."

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Re: Iran Asseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 20 Feb 2018, 12:08

Passenger wrote:
20 Feb 2018, 10:37
"....., according to Google Earth the highest peak below W144 in that area rises up to about 4040 meters/13250 feet at position N30.8213 E51.6123)..."

Source: AvHerald.com
The ATR72-212 has a "one engine net ceiling" of 10 000 ft.

The MSA in the area they went down is 14 900 ft.
Screenshot 2018-02-20 12.02.55.png
Courtesy SkyVector.com.


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Re: Iran Asseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

Post by luchtzak » 22 Feb 2018, 12:44

Rescuers have found an empty fire bottle in the #EP3704 crash site, according to this video local media published. It’s still unclear if it was empty before the flight took off THR or not.
https://twitter.com/Aerospacetalk/statu ... 8917638144

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Re: Iran Asseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

Post by sn26567 » 23 Feb 2018, 19:01

Iran Aseman Airlines has been ordered to stop all ATR72-200/500 flights until further notice due to the recent plane crash.
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Re: Iran Aseman ATR72 crash : 66 dead

Post by Passenger » 12 Mar 2018, 09:24

First interim report Iranian AIB:
http://avherald.com/h?article=4b511c15&opt=0

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