A passenger who recently traveled to China and was exhibiting flu-like symptoms was escorted off a Southwest Airlines plane heading from the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport amid the coronavirus scare that has left thousands sickened and dozens dead in China. Medical officers removed the passenger off a Southwest flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Maryland “out of an abundance of caution,” the Maryland Department of Health said, according to NBC4. Video footage posted by the news outlet showed passengers on the plane wearing masks over their mouths as a health official told them: “Because of this heightened time, we are just using an abundance of caution.” The sick passenger “was referred to a medical facility for evaluation to determine whether additional follow-up is necessary,” the agency said, adding that…
DUBAI—A Caspian Airlines plane slid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday, but all passengers were evacuated without injury, Iranian state media reported.
Some other Iranian media outlets reported 135 passengers and seven crew members were on board but there was no official confirmation.
IRNA, quoting local aviation officials, said a technical issue delayed the plane’s landing which caused the accident.
Iranian media reported that the pilot was unable to deploy the landing gear, adding that the incident was being investigated.
Photographs of the aircraft show registration number EP-CPZ, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 built in 1994.
“The plane did not catch fire and all passengers safely left the plane,” managing Director of Khuzestan Airports Mohammad Reza Rezaei told IRNA.
An unverified video shared on social media showed an evacuation of passengers from the plane sitting in the middle of a highway in Mahshahr.
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