Iran Air Flight 742

Iran Air Flight 742

Iran Air Flight 742

EP-IRR, the aircraft involved
Accident summary
Date 18 October 2011
Type Non-deployment of landing gear
Passengers 94
Crew 19
Injuries 0
Fatalities 0 (none)
Survivors 113
Aircraft type Boeing 727-200
Operator Iran Air
Tail number EP-IRR
Flight origin Sheremetyevo International Airport
Moscow, Russia
Destination Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
Tehran, Iran

On 18 October 2011 at 15:20 local time, Iran Air Flight 742, a Boeing 727-200, registration EP-IRR, was approaching Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport from Sheremetyevo International Airport with 94 passengers and 19 crew, when the crew did not receive a down and locked indication for the nose gear and aborted the approach.

Following unsuccessful troubleshooting the crew decided to divert to Mehrabad International Airport where a low approach confirmed the nose gear was not extended. The crew subsequently performed a landing without the nose gear on runway 29L at about 16:00 local time and came to a stand still on both main gear and the nose of the aircraft. The aircraft was evacuated, no injuries occurred. The crew of this flight were included of many experienced pilots named: Captain Rastegarifard, Captain Aghdaee, Captain ghorbanpoor, captain shah bazi and engineer Derakhshandeh.

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