suffering damage apparently from impacts with construction-related debris.
Air flight Y9 7106 had been arriving from the Iranian city of Tabriz on 25 June but landed on
Dubai’s runway 30L/12R which had been closed during work to expand the airport.
The work includes staggering Dubai’s
parallel runway system.
Tu-154 involved is a 16-year old example, registered EP-LBR, one of a pair in
the Kish Air fleet.
sustained damage to its undercarriage and the airport’s firefighting service attended the scene to deal with
a suspected fuel leak. None of the 70 passengers and 12 crew was injured.
a statement the Department of Civil Aviation, which manages the airport, says
that the incident did not affect operations on the airport’s active runway
the precise circumstances of the incident have not been determined, the
Department of Civil Aviation claims that “human error” was responsible. The
Tu-154 is to be examined by the United Arab Emirates’
General Civil Aviation Authority which is conducting the inquiry.