July 24, 2009

Tehran-Mashhad Aircraft Disaster Leaves 17 Dead and 19 Wounded

According to BBC Persian a commercial aircraft traveling from Tehran to Mashhad crashed upon landing. The commercial aircraft which belonged to ‘Arya Tours Airline’ is estimated to have caused 17 deaths while 19 individuals are reported to have been injured.
According to witnesses on the aircraft, upon landing at the Mashhad International Airport, the wheels of the aircraft malfunctioned and did not lower; as a result the aircraft collided into one of the walls of the airport before skidding into the surrounding agricultural area.
This incident comes just nine days after another commercial airliner crash that left 168 people dead.

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