Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 crash: 66 fatalities

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Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 crash: 66 fatalities


Post by Les Nessman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:48 pm

Status: Preliminary
Date: Sunday 18 February 2018
Time: ca 09:26
Type: ATR 72-212
Operator: Iran Aseman Airlines
Registration: EP-ATS
C/n / msn: 391
First flight: 1993-10-26 (24 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127
Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 62
Total: Fatalities: / Occupants: 66
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location: 22 km (13.8 mls) N of Yasuj Airport (YES) ( Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport: Yasuj Airport (YES/OISY), Iran
Flightnumber: EP3704
Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 from Tehran to Yasuj, Iran, crashed into Mount Dena, south of Isfahan, according to a statement by the airline to Iranian Press TV. On board the aircraft were 60 passengers, two flight crew members, two cabin crew members and two security officers.
The approach procedure for Yasuj Airport is a circling NDB approach with a 25NM minimum safe altitude circle of 11500 ft - 15500 ft. Flights from Tehran first have to cross Mount Dena, which is an 80 km mountain range with a highest elevation of 4,409 m (14,465 ft). After arriving over the NDB at the airport at 15,000 feet, a teardrop approach has to be flown for landing on runway 13/31.
Weather conditions at the crash site include snow and strong winds, hampering search and rescue services.

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Re: Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 crash: 66 fatalities


Post by Raffles » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:47 pm

Sad news. Might be weather related CFIT.


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