Hey guys, Some very sad news to hear, There has been another plane crash, In Iran. It is still developing, but here is some news articles. It is reported it was a 707 crash with 15 crew members on board. Sad start to the new year. Prayers go out the to family involved. The thread will be updated if anything new comes in.
More News: It seems to be that a flight engineer on the flight has survived the crash and 15 others are deceased. They are now saying it skidded off the runway meaning it landed but overshot the runway. The news article will be in the original post.
Seeing us lose another 707 is quite sad. R.I.P those people who died. I used to love watching 707’s fly over my house, until they stopped. Now we only have 767-300’s and Embraer E170’s. And some others. I just want to see another 707 fly over my house.
Really sad news and not a good way to start off 2019. It was sadly a matter of time until something like this happened in Iran. They need some newer aircraft, but can’t get them because of the sanctions. Terrible to see that politics affects the lives of people this much. Praying for the families of the victims and the one survivor.
#2 More News: More news has come in over night. News articles are saying it skidded off a runway in poor weather, crashing into a residential area. It was trying o land at Fath airport in Karaj when it overshot the runway. It is now confirmed that there were 16 people on board but only a Flight Engineer survived the crash. No one on the ground was killed. Some news articles now say that the black box has been found. New news article can be found above.
Reports show that the plane landed at the wrong airport with a runway much too short for a 707 to land on. It overran the runway leaving a sole survivor. Adding to the very small club of people who are sole survivors of plane crashes.