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Mahan Air A310 Nearly Collides With U.S. F-15

Mahan Air A310 Nearly Collides With U.S. F-15

An F-15C, the aircraft involved in the collision. Credit: TheExplorerBlog | Jasper Kringen



Yesterday, a Mahan Air A310 narrowly avoided a mid-air collision with a fighter jet. The Airbus was operating a flight from Tehran to Beirut when it made a sudden maneuver to avoid colliding with the jet. Video taken from inside the plane shows the chaos in the cabin as the aircraft, a 30-year-old A310-300, made a sudden climb, ascending roughly 600 feet in a matter of seconds. At the time of the incident, the Mahan Air plane was cruising at an altitude of 34,000 feet above Syria. According to the New York Times, the fighter jet came within 340 feet of the Airbus, and that the fighter jet crew suddenly descended once they became aware of the A310. After the incident, the Mahan Air plane returned to 34,000 feet, and requested medical assistance upon arrival into Beirut. There were no major injuries reported, and no one was taken to the hospital. Multiple people were treated for shock upon landing at Beirut Airport.

Patrick Daly
Patrick is an aviation enthusiast from Austin, Texas. He grew up with a love for planes, and in 2018, he started plane spotting. Soon after, he created his Instagram aviation account, @just_planepictures.

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