On 5th January 2022, a Caspian Airlines Boeing 737-400 suffered a left main gear collapse on landing at Isfahan International Airport, Iran.

According to Avherald, the 29 years-old aircraft (originally delivered to Malaysia airlines in 1992) with registration EP-CAP, performing flight RV-6904 from Mashad to Isfahan, landed on Isfahan’s runway 25R but suffered the collapse of the main gear almost immediately after touchdown. The aircraft veered right off the runway and came to a stop on soft, flat ground.

On the aircraft were 117 passengers and 9 crew and was evacuated via slides, 3 female passengers received minor injuries and 2 male passengers received serious injuries – leg fractures – all as a result of the evacuation.

Caspian Airlines was established in 1993, there main base is Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, and operate in other major cities in Iran and international flights to Armenia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Ukraine. They have a 27 years old fleet with 10 aircraft including 737-400/-500 and McDonnell Douglas MD-83.

Cover photo by Avherald