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Last updated: 4 August 2020
Status:Final
Date:Monday 23 September 2013
Time:15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B743 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-3B3
Operator:Mahan Air
Registration: EP-MNE
C/n / msn: 23480/641
First flight: 1984-04-14 (29 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-50E2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 419
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 443
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kerman International Airport (KER) (   Iran)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kerman International Airport (KER/OIKK), Iran
Destination airport:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED/OEMA), Saudi Arabia
Flightnumber:IRM5070
Narrative:
A Boeing 747-3B3 was involved in a runway excursion accident at Kerman International Airport (KER), Iran.
During take off from runway 34 the pilot noticed that the airplane had a tendency to the right. He attempted to maintain directional control using rudder input. He then decided to abort the takeoff. The airplane continued off the runway and came to rest. An emergency evacuation was performed during which 13 passengers were injured.

Probable Cause:

Main cause (translated from Persian):
- Important pilot error deciding to cancel flight after V1 speed regardless of remaining runway
- Pilot error for failing to comply with operating standards when rejecting takeoff and poor CRM (during takeoff)

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: A13920701EPMNE
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

Photos

photo of Boeing-747-3B3-EP-MNE
accident date: 23-09-2013
type: Boeing 747-3B3
registration: EP-MNE
photo of Boeing-747-3B3-EP-MNE
accident date: 23-09-2013
type: Boeing 747-3B3
registration: EP-MNE
photo of Boeing-747-3B3-EP-MNE
accident date: 23-09-2013
type: Boeing 747-3B3
registration: EP-MNE
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kerman International Airport to Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport as the crow flies is 1803 km (1127 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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