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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
3,305 ft
3,305 ft1,007.364 m
Coordinates 35° 24' 59.94" N, 51° 9' 11.45" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
11L/29R 4198 m13,772.966 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
11R/29L 4249 m13,940.289 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP no/no

Observation OIIE 111230Z 10014KT CAVOK 40/03 Q1005
Station Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
Date/Time 11 August 2020 12:30:00
Wind direction 100°
Wind speed 14 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 40°C
Dew point 3°C
Humidity 10%
QNH 1005 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
30,000 m
98,425.197 ft
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 was destroyed by a ground to air missile when climbing through approximately 4800 feet aal three minutes after takeoff from Tehran for Kiev and its 176 occupants were killed. The Investigation is continuing but it has been confirmed that severe damage and an airborne fire followed the detonation of a proximity missile after a military targeting error, with subsequent ground impact. It is also confirmed that the flight was following its ATC clearance and that a sequence of four separate errors led to two missiles being fired at the aircraft.)