Saturday, November 09, 2013

Iranian Passenger Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Beijing, No Injuries Reported

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iran Air passenger plane made an emergency landing in Beijing International Airport minutes after takeoff, but none of the passengers onboard was hurt.

Speaking to FNA, an Iran Air official said that the airline’s Boeing 747 on a flight to Tehran from Beijing had an emergency landing in the Chinese capital due to technical problems.

“Engine number 4 of the plane stopped functioning minutes after takeoff and the pilot returned the plane to (Beijing Airport) with three engines and without any incident,” Iran Air Public Relations Director-General Shahrokh Noushabadi said.

Noushabadi pointed to the skillfulness and agility of the pilot, and said, “ … Iran Air immediately sent backup plane for Beijing from Tehran.”

He underlined that passengers of the plane have flown to Tehran on another flight.


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