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    Poor Iranian Pilots, dropping like flies

    Plane hits wall at Iranian airport, killing 17

    Reuters Last updated 07:51 25/07/2009
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    WRECKAGE: An official stands beside the wreckage of a passenger airplane in Mashhad, 924 km east of Tehran.
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    At least 17 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger aircraft veered off the runway and hit a wall while landing at Mashhad airport in northeastern Iran on Friday, media reports said.
    The plane, an Ilyushin Il-62 leased by Iran's Aria Tour from Kazakhstan, left the runway and crashed into a boundary wall, state television said.

    There were 153 people on board the aircraft, which had flown to Mashhad from Tehran, it said.

    Television showed images of the plane with its nose section badly damaged and said the accident was due to a malfunction in the front landing wheels. It said the pilot was among the dead.

    Ali Ilkhani, director of Iran's civil aviation, told state television the plane appeared to have tried to land while flying too fast. He said 13 of the dead were crew members, nine of them from Kazakhstan.

    Earlier reports said the aircraft had caught fire.

    Mohammad-Reza Moti, a provincial emergency aid official, told the state news agency IRNA the injured were being treated in hospitals in Mashhad, an important pilgrimage site for Shi'ite Muslims. The majority of Iranians are Shi'ites.

    "Some of the injured are in bad condition," he said.

    The crash occurred around 6:20 p.m. (1350 GMT).

    "We felt the plane hit uneven ground right after landing ... after the emergency exit was opened, no one dared to jump because it was too high, so we got out over the wing," one of the passengers told state television.

    On July 15, a Russian-built Tupolev operated by Iran's Caspian Airlines flying to Armenia crashed in northwestern Iran, killing all 168 people aboard.

    US sanctions bar the sale of Boeing aircraft to Iran and hinder it from buying other aircraft or spare parts from the West. Many Western aircraft rely on US-made engines and parts.

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    Second Russian Tupolev operated by the Iranian's to have an incident in less than a month... RIP to those who lost their lives...

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    Jeez, those Russian planes aren't what they used to be. But then they never were what they used to be.

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    I travelled around Chine frequently in the 80's and every time I got in one of those old Antonov or Tupolev flying junk heaps I would start sweating and never stopped until off the plane.

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    The plane, an Ilyushin Il-62 (...) the accident was due to a malfunction in the front landing wheels.
    'nuff said...

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    Of course, it does not appear to bother the Americans or Europeans that most of the people who are dying and suffering because of these childish "sanctions" have no control whatsoever over what their Government does. If we want to inflict suffering on a Country over it's conduct, Israel is the most evil and most deserving country in the world after what they did in Gaza last year. But, of course, America is like a big dumb pit pull being led around on a leash by Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Television showed images of the plane with its nose section badly damaged and said the accident was due to a malfunction in the front landing wheels. It said the pilot was among the dead.
    But did they figure the pilots were dead before or after they scraped them off the wall?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    Israel is the most evil and most deserving country in the world after what they did in Gaza last year.
    Well of coarse they are you silly shit, everyone knows that they should "turn the other cheek" immediately after the rockets that are supplied by Hezbollah and Iran and fired from from Gaza come in and kill their people, only a fool would think that they should do what they can to defend and stop such action from the chicken shit Palestine's that started the war in 1948, lost the guts to fight after only 1 day and have continued their terrorist acts ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Of course, it does not appear to bother the Americans or Europeans that most of the people who are dying and suffering because of these childish "sanctions" have no control whatsoever over what their Government does. If we want to inflict suffering on a Country over it's conduct, Israel is the most evil and most deserving country in the world after what they did in Gaza last year. But, of course, America is like a big dumb pit pull being led around on a leash by Israel.
    Translation: "... Blah Blah Blah ... dumb and clueless ... Blah Blah Blah ..."

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    UN sanctions has nothing to do with Russian aircraft or what Russia and Iran do. and I do not think that the US makes any parts for the Russian aircraft.

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