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Bangkok-Tehran plane skids off runway at Mehrabad Airport

Tehran, March 7, IRNA -- A 310-Airbus plane from the Iranian Mahan airlines skidded off the runway at Tehran International Mehrabad Airport early Monday morning and sustained slight damage. No passenger was hurt in the incident.

The Bangkok-Tehran plane of the Mahan airlines went off the runway with 77 passengers aboard while landing at the airport at 02:15 local time (2245 GMT on Sunday), said the Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) in a statement released shortly after the incident.

It added that none of the passengers was injured and all, immediately and in full health, were transferred to the foreign flights section of the Mehrabad airport by well-prepared security personnel.

Forty out of 77 passengers who were scheduled to leave Tehran for Duesseldorf, Germany, were later sent to their destination by another flight of the Mahan airlines at 06:44 hours local time (0314 GMT), said the statement.

It added that an investigation to find out the main cause of the incident has started by a special team from the Civil Aviation Organization.

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