Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


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Boeing, Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines put its 100th aircraft, a 737-800, into service Friday. Aug 28, 2006

Iran Air Tours, Tupolev

Iran Air Tours Tu-154M crashes on landing, 29 passengers confirmed dead. An Iran Air Tours Tu-154M with 148 passengers and crew aboard crashed on landing Friday afternoon in Mashhad, where it skidded off a runway and caught fire, killing at least 29 passengers. It is believed that the flight crew and more than 100 passengers escaped or were rescued from the burning aircraft. The domestic flight, operated by the tour arm of flag carrier Iran Air, originated in Bandar Abbas. Iran Civil Aviation Organization Chairman Nourollah Rezai Niaraki told Iranian state television that the plane's "left wing hit the ground and caught fire" after it skidded off the runway. State television initially reported that a tire blew out as the plane attempted to land, but Niaraki...

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