On 19 March, an Iran Air Fokker 100 (EP-IDG) was operating domestic flight IR215 between Qeshm and Tehran-Mehrabad (Iran). On the first approach, the pilots were unable to lower the main landing gear – most likely after an hydraulic failure issue, after some holding patterns the pilots then decided to perform a main gear-up landing. After landing, sparks and smoke was seen from the undercarriage.
The 28-year-old aircraft carried 100 passengers, no injuries have been reported. Under decades of international sanctions, Iran’s commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with air accidents occurring regularly in recent years.
Un avión de Iran Air aterriza de emergencia la noche de este martes en el aeropuerto de Mehrabad, en Teherán, tras presentar problemas con su tren de aterrizaje.
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The moment, passengers of #IranAir‘s Fokker 100 (EP-IDG) exited the airplane after its emergency landing due to total hydraulic failure in #Mehrabad, #Tehran an hour ago. According to Amir Karbalaiee, manager of Iran Air’s A300 hangar, #IranAir has now one F100 left airworthy pic.twitter.com/pqvsWJggaY
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