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Tehran/Imam Khomeini International Airport

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Name Tehran/Imam Khomeini International Airport
Region Middle East
Territory Iran IR.gif
Location Salmanabad, Tehran Province
Serving Tehran
Elevation 1,007.364 m <br />3,305 ft <br />3,305 ft1,007.364 m <br />
Coordinates 35° 24' 59.94" N, 51° 9' 11.45" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
11L/29R 4198 m13,772.966 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
11R/29L 4249 m13,940.289 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP no/no

Observation OIIE 271800Z 33003KT CAVOK 20/02 Q1013
Station Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
Date/Time 27 September 2021 18:00:00
Wind direction 330°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 2°C
Humidity 30%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Hot and High Operations

Imam Khomeini International Airport is located in Tehran, Iran. The airport is located about 30 km16.199 nm <br />30,000 m <br />98,425.197 ft <br /> southwest of the city near the localities of Robat-Karim and Eslamshahr.


Cold Semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OIIE

  • A140, vicinity Tehran Mehrabad Iran, 2014 (On 10 August 2014, one of the engines of an Antonov 140-100 departing Tehran Mehrabad ran down after V1 and prior to rotation. The takeoff was continued but the crew were unable to keep control and the aircraft stalled and crashed into terrain near the airport. The Investigation found that a faulty engine control unit had temporarily malfunctioned and that having taken off with an inappropriate flap setting, the crew had attempted an initial climb with a heavy aircraft without the failed engine propeller initially being feathered, with the gear remaining down and with the airspeed below V2.)
  • B738, vicinity Tehran Iran, 2020 (On 8 January 2020, a Boeing 737-800 crew were unable to control their aircraft after the proximity detonation of a ground to air missile three minutes after its night takeoff from Tehran and subsequent terrain impact destroyed it killing all 176 occupants. The Investigation found that a military targeting error was followed by a failure to comply with missile firing authorisation procedures and concluded that the firing of a second missile was not a material factor in the outcome. It was concluded that management of risk to civil air traffic operating in unrestricted airspace from military activity had been inadequate.)