Caspian Airlines McDD MD-83 overran runway and ended up across a multi-lane highway…


Caspian Airlines McDD MD-83 overran runway on landing and ended up across a multi-lane highway. The flight 6936 with 135 people onboard left Tehran (Iran) at 6:40 a.m. local time and made and emergency landing at Mahshar Airport (OIAM), Iran at 7:35 a.m local time after reporting technical problem with the landing gear. On landing the aircraft overran the runway, and ended up across a multi-lane highway. Passengers are seen leaving the aircraft from exits on the port side, jumping a short way down to the ground from the front and rear doors and climbing out onto the wings from the centre exits. Aircraft was badly damaged, but no injuries were reported. The US has imposed both primary and secondary sanctions against the civil aviation in Iran, that prevent the country from acquiring modern aircraft. President Trump administration ended a multi-billion dollar deal for the nation to buy new planes after failed nuclear deal As a result, Iran has long depended on planes that are regarded as obsolete elsewhere. It was the last country to operate the Boeing 707 on passenger services. 


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