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    After the pilot's attempt, the plane finally landed successfully at Tehran's Mehrabad airport and all passengers and flight attendants are in good health, according to media reports.

    An Iran Air flight from Tehran to Istanbul that left Imam Khomeini International Airport was forced to land at Mehrabad airport due to a technical failure, Mehr news agency reported.

    According to Iran's Tasnim news agency, the Airbus A300-600 passenger airliner operated by Iran Airtour bound for Istanbul had to turn back and land at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport due to an unspecified technical issue.

    All passengers and the crew are safe, an official at the Imam Khomeini International Airport told Mehr news agency.

    The number of people on board has not yet been reported.

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