Taban Air Tupolev TU-154M plane crash
The Tupolev 154M, belonging to Taban Air took off from Abadan, Iran, bound to Mashhad, Iran. 157 passengers and 13 crew members were onboard. The aircraft crash landed and caught fire at Mashhad Airport. Some 46 people reported injured and hospitalized.
The flight originated in Abadan Airport, and initially diverted to Isfahan because of poor weather at Mashhad Airport. It landed uneventfully at Isfahan, and took off later to eventually reach its destination airport. However, bad weather was still prevailing when the plane landed, and the Tupolev 154 left the runway and the tail broke apart. The accident was immediately followed by a fire in the aft part of the plane.