Iranian flight overshot a runway during its landing on Monday. No passenger is critical. The incident took place in the southwestern city of Bandar-e Mahshahr.
“Arriving at Mahshahr airport, the pilot landed the aircraft too late and this caused him to miss the runway,” the broadcaster quoted the head of Khuzestan province’s aviation authority as saying.
Mohammadreza Rezaeia added that next to the airport “this caused the aircraft to overshoot the runway and stop in a boulevard.”
The McDonnell Douglas jet was flying from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport. It belongs to Iran’s Caspian Airlines. Around 135 passengers along with the crew were inside the flight. All of them reached safely without any injuries, State TV reported.
“The incident occurred as the Iranian Flight back wheel broke off, as we saw it was left on the runway”, a state TV reporter present in the flight stated.
He adds the “plane had been moving with no wheels before it ground to a halt”.
Iran’s aviation authority state, “the cause of the incident is being investigated”.
The replacement of the decrepit fleet is under plan by the Islamic republic. This is after US longstanding sanctions got lift due to the nuclear deal in 2015 between world powers and Tehran.
The treasury department withdrew Boeing and Airbus licenses. This is as Donald Trump pulled out the deal in 2018. This made economic sanction cripple. It also forced to sell all passenger jets to Iran.
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