Jan 26, 2019, 5:41 PM
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Iran ready to solve Norwegian plane issue in Shiraz

Karaj, Jan 26, IRNA – Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization expressed readiness for maintaining cooperation to solve technical problem of the Norwegian plane which made emergency landing in Shiraz International Airport, southern Iran on December 14.

Talking to reporters on Saturday while visiting Fath and Payam airports, Ali Abedzadeh said there is no impediment on repairing the aircraft.

Earlier, the Managing Director of Fars airports Reza Badeifar said the Norwegian Air's Boeing 737 plane with 187 people on board had to make emergency landing in Shiraz due to technical problems.

The alternative plane carrying engineers and repairmen arrived at Shiraz airport on Friday night.

Meanwhile earlier, the Norwegian airline announced in a statement “due to a technical issue, the flight from Dubai to Oslo diverted to Shiraz International Airport. The aircraft landed normally and taxied to a gate allowing passengers to disembark. Norwegian Air has sent a relief aircraft to Shiraz International Airport to allow passengers to continue their journey to Oslo as soon as possible. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience that this delay may have caused.'

An interesting thing that turned this horrifying incident to an opportunity for knowing Iranian people's hospitality was that an American fashion psychologist, who was on board of the Norwegian flight Dawnn Karen in an exclusive interview with IRNA said that 'the Iranian people allowed me to have a pleasant experience contrary to what has been promulgated in the media.'

Elaborating on her fear which turned out to be an opportunity, she said, 'Although it was a horrific experience-having the engine shut off and descending unexpectedly in Shiraz- the Iranian people were very hospitable and very kind. I was able to learn about the fashion psychology- the science behind what the Iranian women wore- to increase my knowledge and to expand my field of study.'

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