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Mehrabad Airport

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Name Mehrabad Airport
Region Middle East
Territory Iran IR.gif
Location Mehr Abad, Tehran
Serving Tehran
Elevation 1,207.618 m
3,962 ft1,207.618 m
Coordinates 35° 41' 21.00" N, 51° 18' 49.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 474 m1,555.118 ft
40 m131.234 ft
11L/29R 3992 m13,097.113 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
11R/29L 4038 m13,248.032 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation OIII 222330Z 01004KT CAVOK 25/05 Q1015 A3000
Station Tehran-Mehrabad
Date/Time 22 August 2019 23:30:00
Wind direction 10°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 25°C
Dew point 5°C
Humidity 27%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Hot and High Operations

Domestic airport serving Tehran, the capital of Iran.


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 OIII

  • A320, Tehran Mehrabad Iran, 2016 (On 13 August 2016, an Airbus A320 departed the side of the runway at low speed during takeoff from Tehran Mehrabad and became immobilised in soft ground. The Investigation found that the Captain had not ensured that both engines were simultaneously stabilised before completing the setting of takeoff thrust and that his subsequent response to the resulting directional control difficulties had been inappropriate and decision to reject the takeoff too late to prevent the excursion. Poor CRM on the flight deck was identified as including but not limited to the First Officer’s early call to reject the takeoff being ignored.)
  • B743, vicinity Tehran Mehrabad Iran, 2015 (On 15 October 2015 a Boeing 747-300 experienced significant vibration from one of the engines almost immediately after take-off from Tehran Mehrabad. After the climb out was continued without reducing the affected engine thrust an uncontained failure followed 3 minutes later. The ejected debris caused the almost simultaneous failure of the No 4 engine, loss of multiple hydraulic systems and all the fuel from one wing tank. The Investigation attributed the vibration to the Operator's continued use of the engine without relevant Airworthiness Directive action and the subsequent failure to continued operation of the engine after its onset.)