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Air Iran Airbus skids off runway in Iran

Christian Fernsby |
Airbus A319, operated by Iran’s flag carrier, failed to land safely at Kermanshah Airport, ending up in the middle of a snow covered field off the runway.

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Topics: AIR IRAN    AIRBUS    IRAN   

Authorities blame the incident on a faulty landing gear.

The Iran Air plane departed Tehran's Mehrabad Airport earlier on Saturday, carrying 102 passengers and eight crew, according to Mehr news agency, citing a Civil Aviation Organization official.

It ran out of runway when landing at Kermanshah later in the day, it has emerged.

No casualties were reported in the incident. Local media released footage suggesting that the jet was undamaged as passengers could disembark using the stairway.

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