Iran General NewsIran plane makes Tehran emergency landing on foam

Iran plane makes Tehran emergency landing on foam

-

AFP: An Iranian Mahan Air plane made an emergency landing on foam at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport due to faulty landing gear, without causing any casualties, Mehr news agency said on Sunday.

TEHRAN, June 19, 2011 (AFP) – An Iranian Mahan Air plane made an emergency landing on foam at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport due to faulty landing gear, without causing any casualties, Mehr news agency said on Sunday.

The Mahan Air “Airbus made an emergency landing on Saturday after the pilot informed the control tower that the plane’s landing gear was not functioning,” Mehr said.

It did not specify how many passengers were on the flight, which took off from the Shiite holy city of Mashhad in northeast Iran.

“Mehrabad runway was covered with foam to prevent a fire upon the plane’s impact on the tarmac. Due to the pilot’s skill, the plane landed without any casualties,” Mehr said.

Iran’s civil and military fleet is made up of aging aircraft in poor condition. Under years of international sanctions, the Islamic republic has suffered several aviation disasters over the past decade.

In January, 77 people died when a Boeing 727 of state-run Iran Air crashed near the city of Orumiyeh. The deadliest came in February 2003 when a plane carrying members of the elite Revolutionary Guards crashed, killing 302 people.

Latest news

Iran’s New Generation Seeks Nothing but Regime Change

In a silly and desperate statement, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claimed that nothing special is going...

Iran’s Youths Broke the Spell of Fear

One of the main characteristics of the recent protests in Iran is the courage and fearlessness of the people,...

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Must read

Tehran gets the jitters after earthquake claim

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 06 – Residents of...

New Revelations Expose Iranian Propaganda After Terrorist-Diplomat’s Conviction

Early this month, a Belgian court convicted the Iranian...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you