Date: May 17, 2001
Time: 07:45
Location: Near Sari, Iran
Operator: Faraz Qeshm Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Tehran - Gorgan
AC Type: Yakovlev YAK-40
Registration: EP-TQP
cn / ln: 9740856
Aboard: 30   (passengers:25  crew:5)
Fatalities: 30   (passengers:25  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into mountains about 12 miles south of Sari, 55 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a flight to Gorgan. Shortly before the tower lost contact with the plane the pilot reported bad weather and said he was thinking of returning to Tehran. Transport Minister of Iran, Rahman Dadman, 45, killed.

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