2 Iranian passenger planes make emergency landing in Istanbul

20:25, August 26, 2010      

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Two Iranian passengers planes made emergency landing in Istanbul due to engine problems on Thursday.

An Iran Air passenger plane en route from Tehran to Stockholm made technical landing at Istanbul's International Ataturk Airport due to an engine trouble.

The Airbus A300 plane was carrying 236 passengers and cabin crew. The engine of the plane is now under examination at the airport, airport authorities said.

According to semi-official Anatolia news agency, another Iranian passenger plane of Iran's private air carrier Mahan Air, another A300, made an emergency landing at Ataturk Airport.

Based in Tehran, Mahan Air's Airbus A300 plane en route from Tehran to Dusseldorf carrying 209 passengers made emergency landing at Ataturk Airport due to a failure in its left engine.

Technicians are trying to fix the engine.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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