Sunday, January 24, 2010

Video Iran: 46 injured after a Tupolev 154 caught fire while landing in Mashhad

At least 46 persons were wounded after an iranian Tupolev 154 got into flames during the landing procedures at Mashhad airport, north-easter Iran. According to Iranian media, the tail of the Taban Air Tupolev 154 hit strongly the runway while trying to land in heavy conditions of haze. The russian national pilot managed to maintain the aircraft on the runway and stop it. Subsequently the plane caught fire and the swift intervention of security services prevented a catasthophe. All the 157 passengers and 13 crew members were evacuated. The plane was en route from Abadan (south-eastern Iran) and following the accident it was partially destroyed.
Video Taban Air Tupolev 154 accident Mashhad Iran


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