Aviation Photo #1567640 Tupolev Tu-154M - Iran Air Tour Airline

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On 08 MAY 2009 while climbing enroute Mashad to Tehran encountered bad weather (CB). The aircraft fuselage sustained 1.8 G acceleration forces and was struck by hail stones. The flight diverted to Mashad and landed normally.The fuselage, the radome and the cockpit windshield sustained substantial damages.
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    A.Mahgoli
    Iran Air Tour Airline
    Tupolev Tu-154M
    Tupolev Tu-154/155
    Tupolev Tu-154/155
    Tupolev
    86A743
    EP-MCR
    Mashhad - Shahid Hashemi Nejad International
    Iran
    August 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, very scary.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ouch, that does'nt look healthy (neither does the amount of previous operators by the look of the paint job! :D) I also just noticed the radiation symbol... whats that for?!
Tom
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thats how i fixed my foam gliders when they crashed. lots of tape
Anonymous
8 years ago
The radiation symbol is for the radar housed in the nose cone. Good thing they had the repair kit (duct tape + platic wrap) at hand. :-) Very nice and interesting catch, thanks for sharing this!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a mess...
Anonymous
8 years ago
By the way: I've noticed that many Soviet/Russian aircraft, both military and civil, have this radioactive symbol near their noses. On the other hand, I've never seen this in any Western aircraft. Why do Russian aircraft use radioactive materials in their radars?
Anonymous
8 years ago
All commendation to the pilot who manage to fly this bird in such a bad condition.
Anonymous
7 years ago
For the Argentine visitor: its not that Russian aircraft use radioactive material its just that every radar antennae its built with very powerful magnets and as you should know a radar is a very powerful microwave just like the one you use at home only more powerful.

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