Sterling Airways OY-STK – 15. March 1974

Date  15.   March 1974
Location Mehrabad,   Iran
C/N 266
Model  Caravelle   10R
Airline Sterling
Registration OY-STK
Occupants  1/6 + 14/55
Aircraft history OY-STK c/n 266 Caravelle 10B3, made its first flight   on April 4th 1970 and was delivered to Sterling on May 6th 1970.
Accident description The Caravelle was enroute from Singapore to Copenhagen with a refueling stop at Mehrabad, Tehran. OY-STK was taxying to runway 29L. During taxi the brakes overheated causing the tires to catch fire and the left gear to collapse. The left wing struck the ground and exploded. Some seconds later the entire rear part of the aircraft was on fire and the aircraft broke up. 15 people died in the flames.