BBC NEWS | Middle East | Seventeen die in Iran plane blazeA passenger plane has burst into flames on landing at an airport in northern Iran, killing 17 passengers, state media has reported.
The burning plane skidded off the runway of the airport in the city of Mashhad, said the IRNA news agency.
Provincial official Ghahraman Rashid said another 19 people had been injured in the incident and the remaining passengers were evacuated.
The crash comes 10 days after another Iranian plane crash killed 168 people.
Thats the second time this month alone that people have been killed because of technical issues on Iranian airways. How the hell do these planes past mechanical tests? Not to mention past tragedies by this very same airliner. The EU needs to consider banning all inbound flights from Iranian airways before something like this happens over a European city.