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Plane on fire after the landing gear not open

An Iran Air was forced to land without gear after a mechanical problem.
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An Iran Air plane caught fire while landing at the International Airport of Mehrabad in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday night.

The plane reportedly caught fire after the pilot was forced to perform a belly landing because the landing gear not open.

According to Reuters, the pilot was not able to detach from the back of the wheels of the aircraft during the descent. The pilot around the airport to burn off fuel before landing at the airport.

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A video of the incident shows sparks and large flames shooting from the back of the plane while it skids across the runway.

According to Radio Farda, 12 workers were immediately dispatched to meet the aircraft after the problematic landing and all passengers were evacuated without injury.

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“Fortunately, after the evacuation of the fuel from the plane and the plane ended up in the fuel, the ground was foamed and the aircraft landed safely and the incident was not damaged; now all the people who were on the plane were evacuated,” a statement by the spokesperson of the Sigiriyev said on Radio Farda.

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Reuters quotes the Iran of the emergency department if there are 100 people on board were evacuated safely.

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