Plane Accident In Iran Wounded 46 Passengers

On Sunday, an Iranian plane taking off from Abadan airport to Mashhad crashed in northeastern Iran causing 46 injured.

The plane was a Russian-made Tupolev type. At the time it crashed, there were 157 passengers and 13 crew on it.

The plane was reported to catch fire before landing at its destination Mashhad at 7.20 a.m.

According to Reza Jafarzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s civil aviation, there was no death due to the accident. However, possible causes for the accident were not indicated.

The spokesman said that on its way to Mashhad, the Tupolev had to land in Isfahan, central Iran as the weather was so bad. At about 5.35 a.m on Sunday, it continued its journey to Mashhad from Isfanhan airport. Unfortunately, the pilot had to make an emergency landing as the weather was so bad and that he could not see. However, accident still happened.

The plane was reportedly said to be ruined greatly. Its left wing and undercarriage were torn off and a part of the plane was burned because of the accident.

Tupolev is a quite popular airliner in Iran. Iran bought about 12 Tupolev planes from Russia. However, since the fall of the Soviet Union, this type of aircraft has not been popular as it is not an easy at all to find parts for these crafts.

In recent years, Iran has many plane accidents because of some maintenance problems. However, the country was not able to afford new planes. The number of passengers died on Tupolev aircrafts was great. In 2002, the number of deaths was 199. In July 2009, 168 passengers on a Tupolev plane were killed after it dived into a field. The Caspian Airlines Tu-154M jet had taken off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport and was headed to the Armenian capital Yerevan.The worst Tupolev airplane accident in Iran happened in 2003. In that crash, 302 were killed.

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36 passengers and the crew survived when a plane crashed in Venezuela

On Monday, a plane – a twin turboprop (owned by Venezuela State Airline Conviasa) carrying 51 people crashed in a steel mill yard in eastern Venezuela, about six miles (10 kilometers) from the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar state Gov. As a result, at least 15 people on board were killed, 36 passengers and the screw survived. Forensic experts have yet identified six of the bodies. Foundry worker Frank Oliveros, 44, said he saw a huge billow of smoke after the crash, then saw the wreckage through the smoke and joined dozens of fellow employees and firefighters who rushed to the scene “I don\’t remember names … faces,” Oliveros. “Our only interest was getting all the people out of there alive.” When mentioning to the number of survivors, Ranger Gomez said: “A miracle occurred today”. At present, the authorities do not find out what caused the crash. The Conviasa Flight 2350 had taken off from Margarita Island — a Caribbean island that is one of Venezuela\’s top tourist destinations and crashed shortly before reaching its destination – the airport of Puerto Ordaz. Transportation Minister Francisco Garces told state television that President Hugo Chavez has been closely monitoring the situation.

 

The wreckage of an airplane of a state airline Conviasa is seen on the ground after it crashed about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

 

The plane was carrying 51 people

 

Rescue members carry the body of a victim of an airplane of the state airline Conviasa after it crashed about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

 

Rescure members were working

 

Rescue members carry the body of a victim of an airplane of the state airline Conviasa after it crashed

 

People surrounds the wreckage of an airplane of a state airline Conviasa after it crashed

 

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Guyana Plane Crash: Miracle Survival of All Passengers

The Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight BW-523, which carried 163 people on board including 157 passengers and six crew from New York, had broken in two on landing at Georgetown, Guyana’s main airport in the capital, after overshooting the rainy runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport and crashing through a chain-link fence on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

This accident caused injuries, but fortunately no deaths.

“It’s an absolute miracle that took place today.” said Caribbean Airlines chairman George Nicholas.

After the plane crash, authorities temporarily closed the Guyana airport, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and delaying dozens of flights. The main terminal reopened late Saturday morning to only a couple of small planes.

The scene of the plane accident that caused no deaths

A passenger, 42-year-old Adis Cambridge, said: “I realised that everything was on top of me, people and bags. I was the second to last person to get off that plane in the dark…I hit my head on the roof. It was so scary.”

Rescuers try to free passengers from the wreckage in the dark

“The plane sped up as if attempting to take off again. It is then that I smelled gas in the cabin and people started to shout and holler.” another passenger named Geeta Ramsingh, 41, of Philadelphia said. “I am in pain, but very thankful to be alive.” she added.

A few passengers sustained bruises, with one suffering a broken leg

Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy said: “We must be the luckiest country and luckiest set of people in the world to escape so lightly.” He also said more than 30 people were taken to the hospital, only three of those had to be admitted for a broken leg, bumps, cuts and bruises.

The plane had made a stop in Trinidad en route from New York

Majority-owned by Trinidad and Tobago with Jamaica holding a minority stake, the Caribbean Airlines does not have a history of serious safety problems

Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo said the plane halted near a 200-ft (61-m) ravine that could have left dozens dead. “We are very, very grateful that more people were not injured.” Mr Jagdeo added.

 

President Bharrat Jagdeo (left) speaks to reporters at the airport

 

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