Caspian Airlines MD-83 plane crash
The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 operated by Caspian Airlines took off from Tehran, Iran, for a passenger flight to Mahshahr, Iran. 136 passengers and 8 crewmembers were onboard. The plane overran the end of the runway after landing on Mahshar's airport, broke through the airport perimeter fence and came to a stop 90 meters beyond the paved end of the runway stopway in the middle of a road. There were no injury, but the aircraft received substantial damage.
The air traffic controller reported wind from 280 degrees at 6 knots and offered a VOR/DME approach to runway 31. The flight crew requested and was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to runway 13. As a result, the aircraft landed with a 5.2 knots tailwind component (thus increasing its landing distance). The landing distance available on this runway is 2695 meters/8840 feet, which is however far exceeding the required landing distance for an MD-83.