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Iran Air ATR 72-600 experiences tail-strike during landing

Tehran, Iran - On Aug. 26, an Iran Air ATR 72-600 hit the tail on the tarmac while landing at the Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.

The aircraft with registration EP-ITD experienced a tail-strike during landing due to an unknown reason. There were 63 passengers and eight crew members. No injuries reported.

The aircraft is one of the first four ATR 72-600s delivered to the airline in 2017. The Iranian flag carrier currently operates 13 ATR 72-600. Seven aircraft as part of an order for 20 ATR 72-600 couldn't be delivered to the carrier due to the sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. government.

Iranian Civil Aviation regulator investigates the incident. The initial probe revealed that there was a pilot under training and an observer on board.



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