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Plane catches fire at Tehran airport

An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on Tuesday, but all passengers were evacuated without injury, according to Reuters, quoting Iran’s emergency department.

The fire broke out after the aircraft’s landing gear did not open properly, and was later brought under control. The pilot was not able to open the back wheels of the plane and circled the airport attempting to open all the wheels before landing the plane on its body, according to Fars news agency.

The airplane was a Fokker 100 belonging to Iran Air, the Fars reported. The plane was flying from Qeshm island to Tehran.

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