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Jan. 27, 2020, 10:46 a.m. EST

Video: Iranian jet carrying 130 passengers skids off runway, comes to a stop on a crowded city street

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By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch


An Iranian passenger plane with 135 people on board skidded off the runway in the Iranian city of Mahshahr on Sunday, according to published reports , as onlookers captured video footage that quickly went viral across social media.

BBC reporter Bahman Kalbasi posted several clips of the action:

As Kalbasi pointed out, the plane belonging to Caspian Airlines, which is based in Tehran, came to a stop in the middle of a a street in Mahshahr, the same city where violent protests broke out last November.

A spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization said all passengers on board exited the plane safely, according to the Tehran Times , and that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

Caspian Airlines last suffered a major accident in 2009, when a commercial flight crashed northwestern Iran, CNN reported . All 153 passengers and 15 crew members on board died in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in Iran’s history.

Shawn Langlois is an editor and writer for MarketWatch in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @slangwise.

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