Iranian plane skids off runway onto city road

Iranian plane skids off runway onto city road

A passenger plane has skidded off the runway and onto a road in the Iranian city of Mahshahr.

The Caspian Airlines plane grounded in the middle of the road, with traffic banked up and pedestrians on either side. Emergency responders soon arrived on the scene, with firefighters spraying water onto the plane.

All 135 people on board were unharmed and evacuated safely, Fars news agency reported, attributing spokesman for Iran's civil aviation agency Reza Jafarzadeh.

Caspian Airlines Flight 6936 departed from Tehran this morning and was set to land at Mahshahr Airport, when it skidded onto Mahshahr-e-Ahwaz highway.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

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