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January 24, 2010

Taban Air Tu-154 Crash Lands in Northeastern Iran (w/ New Photos)

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The wreckage of a Taban Air Tu-154, reg RA-85787, at Mashhad International Airport.

The wreckage of a Taban Air Tu-154, reg RA-85787, at Mashhad International Airport.

A Taban Air flight carrying 157 people has crash-landed and caught fire at Mashhad International Airport in northeastern Iran. Some reports say as many 20 people have been injured.

The aircraft operating the flight from Abadan, Iran, was a Russian-built Tupolev Tu-154. Iran has experienced a number of deadly plane crashes in recent months.

Developing…

UPDATE 1:21AM EASTERN: Iran state television reporting 46 injuries, no fatalities.

UPDATE 8:10PM EASTERN: Latest reports indicate that the crew decided to land in low visibility conditions due to the presence of a sick passenger on board.

Iran state media has released quite a few photos of the wreckage:

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The wreckage of a Taban Air Tu-154, reg RA-85787

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The wreckage of a Taban Air Tu-154, reg RA-85787

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The wreckage of a Taban Air Tu-154, reg RA-85787

Taban Air

The wreckage of a Taban Air Tu-154, reg RA-85787



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  • Johannes

    scary ;o)

  • Johannes

    scary ;o)