Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Second Plane diaster During These Days

Photo by Fars news

Yesterday afternoon, the Iran Plane Crash Leaves 17 Dead, 19 Hurt in Mashhad.
At least 17 people were killed and 19 injured in a plane crash in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, the country’s second airliner accident in less than two weeks,
The Russian-designed Ilyushin, carrying 153 passengers, went down while landing at Mashhad’s international airport on a flight from Tehran, citing comments on the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency from Ghahreman Rashid, deputy governor of Khorasan province. The aircraft was operated by the Iranian company Aria Air.
The plane had a technical fault, citing a state television report from an airport official. The aircraft’s wheels caught fire on landing at 6:10 p.m. local time today and it veered off the runway and into a wall, IRNA cited an unidentified person as saying.
A Russian-made Tupolev Tu-154 plane from Iranian-owned Caspian Airlines crashed in the northwestern province of Qazvin on July 15, killing all 168 people aboard.