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Old 06-19-2005, 12:21 AM   #1  
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Default NWA makes emergency landing in Iran

U.S. airliner makes emergency landing in Tehran
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:36 AM ET


TEHRAN (Reuters) - A U.S. airliner flying from Bombay to Amsterdam made an emergency landing in Tehran on Sunday, but no one was hurt, a civil aviation official said. The United States and Iran have been on hostile terms since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

The Northwest Airlines flight landed at 4 a.m. (2330 GMT, Saturday) at Tehran's Mehrabad airport after encountering a technical problem with its cargo section, Mohammad Jafarzadeh, spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, said.

"All 255 passengers and crew are safe and sound and were taken to the airport transit lounge," he said.

"They are still at Mehrabad, but the technical problem is due to be solved shortly and the plane will continue on its route to Amsterdam in an hour," Jafarzadeh said.

There are no air links between Iran and the United States, although U.S. military planes flew relief supplies to the southern city of Bam after a devastating 2003 earthquake.
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I could do without that stamp in my passport. I'm wondering if the "technical problem" would be anything like a cargo fire indication?
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didn't know u need a stamp in transit .
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