07:23 GMT26 February 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An Iran Air jetliner with 102 passengers and eight crew members on board skidded off the runway as it was landing at an airport in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah on Saturday, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation said.

    "This Airbus-319 belongs to the carrier Iran Air of the Islamic Republic of Iran. After take-off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, it skidded off the runway today at around 06:00 [03:30 GMT] as it was landing at Kermanshah Airport due to some issues with its front wheel", spokesman Reza Jafar Zade said, as quoted by the Mehr news agency.

    ​The spokesman added that no one had been hurt in the incident.

    ​In a high-profile incident on Monday, a Caspian Airlines plane with 135 people on board skidded off the runway and onto a busy road in the city of Bandar Mahshahr. No one was injured in the incident.

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