Iranian plane skids off runway in Istanbul Atatürk Airport
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotosAn Iranian plane has skid off a runway and crashed into a concrete barrier in Istanbul Atatürk Airport, forcing the evacuation of its passengers.
The incident took place at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 24 as a Mahan Air flight from Tehran failed to safely land at Istanbul’s busiest airport.
The Airbus A310 hit concrete barriers with some 150 passengers aboard as it skid off the runway when it should have taxied to its parking position at the terminal building.
The plane’s front wheel was damaged after it failed to stop and all the passengers were evacuated. No injuries have been reported so far.
A ground operations bus was also wedged underneath the damaged nose of the plane.
The cause of the crash remains unknown.