A tragic accident was thankfully averted when an Iranian airliner missed the runway and landed on the adjacent public street. No injury was reported.
A McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Caspian Airlines (Iranian jetliner) almost crash during landing when its pilot narrowly missed the runway and instead overshot up to the highway on Monday.
A news media correspondent, Bahman Kalbasi, posted series of tweets about the incident:
The airline had more than 135 passengers and crew aboard the cabin when it attempted to land in the city of Bandar-e Mahshahr passing the airport range and finally coming to a stop on a thoroughfare.
Dramatic footage of a passenger plane belonging to #Iran’s Caspian airline landing in the middle of the street in Mahshahr (same city that many were killed in Nov. protest) this happened in the last hour. Witness who got the footage didn’t know if there were any casualties. pic.twitter.com/oa6ghmT8bu— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) January 27, 2020
Iran state television assesed not one passenger or crew was hurt or injured.
Early report says “the pilot landed the aircraft too late’ and this caused the plane to totally miss the runway.
It was the European Swissair which first used the MD-80 series when it entered into service on October 10, 1980 by Swissair.