Video – Iran Air Boeing 727 Nose Gear Failure

This Iran Air Boeing 727-200 (EP-IRR) successfully conducted an emergency landing at Tehran Mehrabad airport, Iran on Oct 18th 2011. Flight IR-742 was bound from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Tehran Imam Khomeini (Iran) with 94 passengers and 19 crew. During approach the crew did not receive a down and locked indication for the nose gear and aborted the landing. Following unsuccessful troubleshooting they decided to divert to Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport where a low approach confirmed the nose gear was not extended. The crew subsequently performed a picture-perfect landing without nose gear on runway 29L. Nobody was injured.


3 Responses

  1. CARs Deluxe says:

    You’re not kidding with picture perfect landing. You could barely notice with the body of the aircraft actually made contact with the runway. Kudos to the flight crew, and to walk away with not one person injured is an unbelievable achievement.

  2. kimmy says:

    WE are so lucky about the landing this could have being more dangerous Im defently happy that the crew and pilot took a good aproach on the landing. I give then more than Kudos, that is a blessing.

  3. CARs Deluxe says:

    When I look at this again I still can’t believe how smoothly it went. The flight crew was able to keep up thrust to a point that after initial touchdown, the contact under the nose was a soft one. Fantastic flying.

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