Caspian Airlines 737-400 main gear collapses while landing at Isfahan Airport in Iran
A Caspian Airlines Boeing 737-400 has suffered a gear collapse on landing at Isfahan in Iran. The left main gear of the aircraft collapsed on touchdown, causing the plane to veer to the right and exit the runway. The aircraft was evacuated via emergency slides, leading to five passengers being injured.
There aren't a whole lot of Boeing 737-400s in regular passenger service any more, with ch-aviation recording just 74 presently active out of a once global fleet of almost 500. But in Iran, where airlines have been hampered by sanctions restricting the purchase of new aircraft, many of these classic narrowbodies are still regular workhorses. The incident aircraft, EP-CAP, is one of three 737-400s operated by Caspian Airlines. It is presently the only one in service, with the others listed as being stored or in maintenance. It has been a part of the Caspian fleet since August 2015, but was originally delivered to Malaysia Airlines in October 1992.