Говорят, что UP-I6208.Iranian airliner skids off runway killing 17
The Associated Press
Posted: 07/24/2009 09:10:48 AM PDT
TEHRAN, Iran—An Iranian official reports that 17 people died when a passenger plane caught fire as it was landing and skidded off the runway in the northeast of the country.
Provincial official Ghahraman Rashid told the state news agency that the tires of the plane from the private Aria airline caught fire during its landing Friday in Mashhad and it crashed into walls near the runway.
Another 19 people were injured in the crash in which the cockpit also caught fire.
There were 153 passengers on the Russian-made Ilyushin plane.