On January 16, 2010, an Iran Air Airbus A300-600, registration number EP-IBB, experienced a failure and flames coming from the aft end of the No. 1 (left) engine, a General Electric CF6-80C2A5F engine, during the initial takeoff roll. The takeoff was aborted and the airplane veered left off the runway and came to rest in a snow covered grass area. Damage was reported to the No. 1 engine, nose wheel landing gear, left main landing gear, and landing lights. Small parts from the engine were recovered from the runway. There were no reported injuries to the 23 crew members or 149 passengers on board. The flight was scheduled from Stockhom-Arlanda Airport (ARN), Sweden to Mehrabad International Airport (THR) Tehran.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Sweden. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained from:

Board of Accident Investigation
P.O. Box 12538
S-102 29 Stockholm

Tel.: (46) 8 441 3823 or (46) 8 508 862 00
E-mail stfgd@havkom.se or info@havkom.se
Fax: (46) 8 441 3821 or (46) 8 508 862 90
Website: http://www.havkom.se

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Sweden.

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