Iranian Fokker 100 damaged after overrun into ditch

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One of the Fokker 100s in the fleet of Iranian carrier Iran Aseman Airlines has suffered substantial nose damage after an incident in which it came to a halt in a ditch.

The aircraft, registered EP-ASL, overran runway 30R on 26 August while landing at about 22:15, says the operator of Tabriz Airport.

It says the aircraft overran by some 400m (1,300ft). The twin-jet came to rest nose-down in a channel, impacting the far wall and crushing the radome.

The airport operator states that there were "fortunately, no casualties" among 103 passengers and seven crew members on board.

Meteorological data from the airport at the time shows thunderstorm activity and rain in the vicinity. The accident led to the airport's implementing a temporary displaced threshold on the reverse-direction runway 12L.