Photo: File
Photo: File

An emergency situation arose in the airspace of Russia in the flight of Iran’s private airline from capital Tehran to Beijing, on which the plane made an emergency landing at Almaty airport in Kazakhstan.

According to aviation sources, Mahan Air Flight W579 took off from Tehran International Airport to Beijing at 3:24 pm local time this afternoon.

After about two and a half hours of flight, the Airbus A340 aircraft was at an altitude of 35,000 feet in the airspace of Russia when an emergency situation occurred in the aircraft and the aircraft suddenly started losing altitude.

After contacting air traffic control, the pilot made an emergency landing at Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, landing and take-off of all flights were stopped for about half an hour.

According to reports, the plane managed to land safely and all the passengers were safe. Till the last information, the plane was still at the airport.