Jan 6, 2014, 1:18 AM
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HPO says foreign media news on plane incident in Medina 'incorrect'

Tehran, Jan 6, IRNA – Deputy Head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization (HPO) said the news by certain foreign media about 29 Iranian pilgrims being injured at the Medina Airport is 'incorrect'.

Nasser Khedrnejad said that in this incident which was caused by technical defect of a passenger plane, 14 passengers were injured one of whom is in the hospital.

He added that the wheels of the plane, which belongs to the Saudi Airline, did not open while landing.

The official said 13 of the injured were treated and left hospital, but an 82-year-old woman still remains in the hospital.