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Plane catches fire at Tehran airport; 100 passengers evacuated unhurt - state TV

 Plane catches fire at Tehran airport; 100 passengers evacuated unhurt - state TV

GENEVA (Reuters) - An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Tuesday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury, the head of Iran's emergency department said on state television.

Pir-Hossein Kolivand said the fire broke out after the aircraft's landing gear did not open properly, and was later brought under control.

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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Updated Date: Mar 20, 2019 01:06:31 IST

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