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Plane skids off runway in Tehran's Mehrabad airport

Tehran, Jan 2, IRNA - An Iran Air plane carrying 100 passengers, heading from Tehran to the southern provincial capital, Shiraz, at 07:20 hours local time (0350 GMT) skidded off the runway while trying to takeoff.

A number of passengers were slightly injured who went under treatment immediately after the accident.

Spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization announced Wednesday that the Fokker 100 plane which had an accident this morning had no defects before takeoff.

Talking to IRNA, Reza Jafarzadeh said the plane skidded off the runway before takeoff. The relief teams took out all passengers on board the plane immediately, he added.

He further said that small parts of the plane caught fire in the accident which were extinguished instantly.

Jafarzadeh added that the fire was not so serious that it might endanger the lives of the passengers and was extinguished instantly.

Jafarzadeh further said that the causes of this morning's plane accident are under investigation

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