Aircraft carrying out Moscow-Tehran flight makes emergency landing in Mehrabad Airport
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.19/ Trend, T.Jafarov /
A Boing 727 passenger aircraft owned by IranAir Airline carrying out Moscow-Tehran flight made emergency landing at the Mehrabad Airport on Oct.18, Iranian MEHR news agency reported.
During the landing approach the plane's undercarriages failed to open, as a result of which it made emergency landing.
The aircraft had 94 passengers and 19 crew members on its board. No one was injured during the emergency landing.
According to the Iranian media outlets, air accidents frequently occur in Iran due to the aging aircrafts.
In January 2010 a TU-154 airplane steered by a Russian crew crashed at the airport of the Iranian city of Meshhed, leaving 46 passengers injured.
On July 24, 2009, an IL-62 crashed in Iran leaving 16 dead, including 13 crew members. The plane went beyond the runway and collided with a concrete barrier.
On July 5, 2009, a TU-154 airplane en route from Tehran to Yerevan crashed in the suburbs of the Iranian city of Kazvin. All 168 people on board the aircraft died.