Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Tehran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
A Boeing 747, belonging to Iran's Mahan Air, made an emergency landing in Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport, the Iranian YJC.ir news website reported Oct. 15.
Reportedly, there was a failure in one of the engines of the aircraft operating flight from Tehran to Iran's Bandar Abbas International Airport, and it had to make a landing after takeoff.
Iran's IRINN TV said that none of the plane's passengers were harmed.
Iran has suffered a series of airplane crashes, blamed on its aging aircraft and poor maintenance.
In one of the latest incidents in August, an Iranian passenger plane crashed moments after takeoff from the Mehrabad Airport.
Thirty-seven people, including six children, lost their lives on the spot, while two others died in a Tehran hospital.
Western sanctions prevent Iran from updating its US-made aircraft and make it difficult to get European spare parts or planes. The country relies on Russian aircraft, many of them being the Soviet-era planes.