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SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL
Accident: Zagros MD83 at Mashad on Jan 28th
2016, runway excursion on landing
A Zagros Air MD-83, registration EP-ZAB performing flight ZV-4010 from Isfahan to
Mashad (Iran) with 154 people on board, landed on Mashad's runway 31R at about 19:40L
(15:40Z) but veered left off the RWY, rotating around its vertical axis and sliding sidewards
and backwards to a halt; about 2200 metres past the runway threshold and 55 metres to the
left of the runway centreline. There were no injuries reported, the aircraft however received
substantial damage including the collapse of the right-hand main gear, partial collapse of the
left main gear, right wing damage and left flaps damage.
The airline reported that the crew lost control of the aircraft due to the slippery runway, due
to snowfall. All 154 occupants of the aircraft evacuated safely and were taken to the
The airport confirmed the runway excursion which caused substantial damage to the aircraft.
There was snowfall and low visibility.
A0290/16 - DISABLE ACFT PARKED AT LEFT SIDE OF RWY 31R 2200M FM THR
RWY 31R AND 55M FM RWY CL 31R WITH MAX HGT 35FT. 28 JAN 18:39 2016
UNTIL 29 JAN 18:30 2016. CREATED: 28 JAN 18:42 2016
OIMM 281630Z 13010KT 0700 R31/2000N R13/1000U SN FG BKN008 OVC070
EP-ZAB sitting to the left of the runway (Photos:
Mohsen Rahimi Anbaran):
Why was LDG attempted rather than a DIV to ATL AD?
The RWY friction test report AVBL?
Responsibilities and functions
To oversee the provision of an aeronautical
information service in South Africa.
Collect, verify and make available aeronautical
information in accordance with ICAO Annex 15
and ICAO Doc. 8126
To assign Radio Telephony call-signs and 3-
letter designators to Aircraft Operating
To assign Location Indicators to licensed
How is information published?
1) By way of issuing a Notice to Airmen
2) AIC (Aeronautical Information Circular)
3) AIP Supplement (Aeronautical Information
4) AIP (Aeronautical Information Publication)
5) Monthly Notam checklist of valid Notam.
When is a Notam issued?
Whenever the information to be distributed is of a
temporary nature and of short duration or when
operationally significant, permanent changes of
long duration are made at short notice, except for
extensive text and/or graphics.
Information to be
promulgated by Notam
An extensive list is provided in Annex 15, Chapter
5, paragraph 18.104.22.168
interruption of or return to operation of major
components of aerodrome lighting systems;
establishment, withdrawal or significant changes
made to visual aids;
changes to and limitations on availability of fuel,
Information to be
promulgated by Notam
presence or removal of, or significant
changes in, hazardous conditions or water
on the movement area;
implementation of short-term contingency
measures in cases of disruption, or partial
disruption, of air traffic services and related
supporting services, etc.
What is an AIC?
An AIC shall be originated whenever it is
necessary to promulgate aeronautical
information that does not qualify for inclusion
in an AIP or NOTAM.
a long-term forecast of any major change in
legislation, regulations, procedures or
information of a purely explanatory or
advisory nature liable to affect flight safety;
information or notification of an explanatory
or advisory nature concerning technical,
legislative or purely administrative matters.
What is published in an
An extensive list of information is
contained in ICAO Annex 15 and
Doc. 8126. (Available on request).
AD, ENR, GEN.
NOTAM information published that is
of a permanent nature.
AIP Supplements published that is of
a permanent nature.
CAA ISO CA139-29 (AD information)
form contains all information that
needs to be provided to the SACAA
AIS for publication.
When does the information
Information (AIC, AIP SUP) gets
published monthly and the AIP
amendments published quarterly.
Information concerning changes in
facilities, services or procedures gets
published according to the AIRAC
AIRAC - what is that?
AIRAC stands for Aeronautical Information
Regulation and control (information that requires
prior notification to users for planning purposes
and database updates).
Information published according to the AIRAC
system must reach the AIS Operational unit no
later than the indicated final date published on
the AIRAC cycle available from the SACAA web-
Information is published on the website 28 days
in advance of the effective date. This does not
include the AIP Amendment service, which is
currently still only available in paper format.
Why 84 days in advance?
Information must be verified, checked and produced in the correct format.
Information must then be forwarded to the respective area of expertise and approved for publication.
Information must be signed by the DCA and published on the CAA web-site at
Information concerning the circumstances listed in ICAO
Annex 15, Appendix 4, Part 1, shall be distributed under the
regulated system (AIRAC), i.e. basing establishment,
withdrawal or significant changes upon a series of common
effective dates at intervals of 28 days.
- The establishment and withdrawal of, and premeditated
significant changes (including operational trials) to eg;
Positions, frequencies, call signs, identifiers, known
irregularities and maintenance periods of radio navigation
aids, and communication and surveillance facilities.
Meteorological facilities, runways and stopways, taxiways
and aprons, aerodrome ground operating procedures,
approach and runway lighting, aerodrome operating
minima, position, height and lighting of navigational
obstacles, hours of service of aerodromes, facilities and
services, customs, immigration and health services, etc
Operationally significant changes to the AIP shall
be published in accordance with AIRAC procedures
and shall be clearly identified by the acronym
The information notified therein shall not be
changed further for at least another 28 days after
the effective date, unless the circumstance notified
is of a temporary nature and would not persist for
the full period.
eg; AD 2.12 Runway physical characteristics
Eg; AD 2.14 Approach and Runway Lighting
How should information be
Data/information should be submitted to the SACAA on
the ISO form CA175-03 form, which is available from
the SACAA website.
The data/information may be submitted via e-mail, hard
copy or facsimile.
PERM changes to the AIP data/information should be
submitted directly to the SACAA offices.
All information needing immediate attention should be
submitted to the ATC centre at the various airports for
NOTAM action. Where no ATSU is available at smaller
airports, information should be submitted to the
Information to be published in an AIP Supplement
should be submitted to the SACAA offices on time,
according to the AIRAC cycle.
Responsible for AIP amendment
Sale of the AIP and AIP files.
Subscription services for one year from
July end June every year.
When an AIP is purchased, one year
subscription from July to end June of the
year you purchase in, is free of charge.
Ms Baradi Phirwa Tel: 011 545 1341, E-mail: [email protected]
Ms Leonie Venter Tel: 011 545 1224, E-mail: [email protected]
Mr Matshwene Raseruthe Tel: 011 545 1590, Email: [email protected]
Mr Godfrey Khumalo Tel: 011 545 1195, E-mail: [email protected]
Ms Amanda Abraham Tel: 011 545 1376, E-mail: [email protected]
Mr Hilton Kebadilwe Tel: 011 545 1221, E-mail: [email protected]
Mr Douglas Rasimpi Tel: 011 545 1220, E-mail: [email protected]mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]