Aviation Photo #1999588 Boeing 727-286/Adv - Iran Air

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The Boeing 727 of Iran Air that was traveling from Moscow to Tehran had an emergency landing in Tehran's Mehrabad airport because the nose landing gear did not open. The pilot landed the aircraft with his skills, and the passengers and crew were not injured. Iranians and Iran Air are proud of their skilled pilots.
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    Hamid reza jafari
    Iran Air
    Boeing 727-286/Adv
    Boeing 727-200 (C-22)
    Boeing 727-200 (C-22)
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    20946
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    Tehran - Mehrabad International
    Iran
    October 18, 2011
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Comments (30)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Ah!! The 727..A flying tank!..Works even better if properly maintained.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Glad nobody was hurt. Hope they get the aircraft fixed and in the air again ASAP!
Anonymous
7 years ago
You, the master of crash.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Pilots, good job!
Looks like she's gonna be up again no "big" problem.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Again...and...again!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Mr Shahbazi The man Who Saved 727
Anonymous
7 years ago
Interesting shot. However, no reason to be overly proud of the pilots. EVERY airline pilot is trained to land under these conditions. In this case, they still had their main gear available. Absolutely no big deal... I wonder if they fix the old lady and bring her back up in the air?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good work. I like the C-130H in front.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well I'm sure it's definitely maintained properly - iranian engineers are famous for doing impossible to keep the aging fleet flying even under the spares embargo. This just happens even to "better" airlines sometimes.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I don't doubt the pilots' skill. Maintenance seems the issue indeed, unlike unfortunately the early Fokker 100's the 727 does not have a manufacturing error/weak point with the landing gear. So maintain them properly, and they could fly for years to come, or buy new material as Iranair already has done in some cases (A320-family). And yeah, if money is the issue, then do something to lift those sanctions... (!!!)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Too bad Iran can't join the rest of the civilized world and get the proper repair parts.
Anonymous
7 years ago
And what do Iranians think about the age of their flag carrier's fleet in the country soaked in oil?
Anonymous
7 years ago
I hope it will soon be flying again !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Despite the snarky comment about maintenance, the newest of planes and the best maintained planes have failures; they are machines. As a former USAF maintainer, I would say that this plane is as well maintained as any in the US Carriers fleets. It will no doubt be repaired and flying in a few months. The aircraft maintainers in Iran deal with the same issues we do in the US. Too damn bad the Government leaders can't get along; the real people can! DtD
Anonymous
7 years ago
These sanctions are so stupid and pointless. those who implemented it are so narrow minded and heartless and did not think that these old planes could fail and kill hundreds
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good.Iranian airlines are include stupid sanctions, why? huh I don't know.So Iran can't buy a new planes. Thanks Mr Jafari for photography.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Sanction or no sanction it is the responsibility of the PIC and the operator to fly an aircraft in a safe condition. If Iran Air made a decision to fly an improperly maintained aircraft because of the sanctions then they have no one else to blame but themselves. There are other unsanctioned airlines out there who fly this route safely and the passengers have a choice.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is best photo of yours, five stars (Babak T)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Glad that no one was hurt.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good job Mr.Jafari!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I just saw the video. Very good skilled pilots!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's weird that the interior door trim is black.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well said 'USAF Maintainer'. There appears to be no evidence to suggest that this was down to poor maintenance - or indeed sanctions - from what I read. Machines sometimes develop faults even if they are serviced regularly, anyone who owns a car knows that. Good piloting skills too - it appears damage is minimal. Very nice picture by the way - good to see the 707 tails in the background also.
Anonymous
7 years ago
It shows aviation from a part of the world that often is hidden in secrecy.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot with lots of interesting action in the field of view. To those critical of Iranian maintenance, the crucial factor here is that the escape slides deployed properly. The over wing exits are rafts and would not have been activated in this instance so no problem there. Also, note the very modern fire truck. The emergency repsonse appears first class. Under the sanctions it looks like these guys do a commendable job. Thanks Jafari.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Glad no one was hurt, kudos to the pilots for an amazing landing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
So... the nosegear just failed, noone could help it? Ok, draw your own conclusions... I furthermore admire the Iranian mechanics for keeping the good old classics airworthy though.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great landing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thats a quick fixer upper... they will have the ol girl back in the air in no time
Anonymous
6 years ago
Talent of a pilot

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