An Iran Air Airbus 300-600 stands in the snow after skidding off the runway on takeoff from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (AP Photo/Maja Suslin)

An Iran Air Airbus 300-600 stands in the snow after skidding off the runway on takeoff from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (AP Photo/Maja Suslin)

Air Iran flight IR762 was trying to leave from Stockholm on its way to Tehran, but it didn’t make it off the runway. As the Airbus A300-600, with 172 aboard, started its take off roll, it went off the runway about 130yards.“Some 100, 150 meters out on the runway (the plane) made a very slow turn and got stuck in the snow on the side of the runway,” airport spokesman Jan Lindqvist said.

There was light snow on the ground at the time of the incident, but investigators are looking to see if there was something wrong with one of the engines, causing the slow turn.

The airline states the aircraft was not damaged and none of the passengers were injured.

Source: The Local

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4 Comments

Damn Europeans. 🙂

Apart from the fact that it is a Iranian airline involved, this is hardly news.

I think the fact an A300 went off the runway and we don’t know why makes it interesting…plus there is an actual pic of the aircraft! 🙂

David

The event was also documented on video: http://www.expressen.tv/nyheter/1.1847403/filmen-som-avslojar-kraschen-pa-arlanda (be patient with the 10 seconds or so commercial in the beginning)

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