Friday, July 24, 2009

Iran Airliner Crashes - Kills 17

Iran’s Aria Airlines Flight 1525 crashed on landing in Mashhad on Friday afternoon, killing 17 people and injuring 23 others. The flight had been originated in Tehran.

The aircraft, a Russian-made Ilyushin 62 jet, caught fire while landing and skidded off a runway.

This is the second fatal air crash in Iran this month. A Caspian Airlines jet crashed on 15 July, killing all 168 people on board.

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