Iran's Boeing 747 made an emergency landing in the airport of Tehran after one of its four engines started coming apart in the air.
The photos of the power unit parts, which fell in the suburb of the Iranian capital were posted by local journalist Abas Aslani in his Twitter. They also capture the condition of the engine after landing in Tehran.
According to Aslani, the line aircraft had more than 300 people onboard. All of them are safe. The plane was on domestic flight from Tehran to Bandar Abbas. The airline's name is not specified.
Iran has been impacted by the sanctions of Western countries for decades, which does not allow the Iranian airlines upgrading their park with modern machinery and maintaining the technical condition of the existing fleet up to the mark.
In April 2014, the US Treasury permitted the Boeing company to export some types of spare parts for commercial planes to Iran with an aim of providing safe flights as part of the arrangements on easing sanctions in exchange for reducing the activity of the Iranian nuclear programme.