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(CNN) -- Iran's transportation minister says the Islamic republic is sending home Russian pilots who fly for Iranian airlines, according to local reports.
"Sending back the foreign pilots is on the agenda of the ministry of road and transportation and the issue is being implemented now," Transportation Minister Hamid Behbahani told the semi-official Fars News Agency on Monday.
Behbahani added the Russian-made Tupolev 154 planes -- Soviet-era aircraft operated by several Iranian airlines -- will gradually be replaced by newer passenger planes. It was not immediately who would supply the new planes.
Russian investigators said on Thursday that black boxes from the air crash that killed Poland's president showed pilot error was to blame,
The official said it appeared that on its fourth and final attempt the Russian-made Tupolev Tu-154 plane tried to land by levelling its altitude after descending, in a bid to compensate for heavy fog in the area.
Originally posted by MysterE
Interesting, I thought Russian and Iran were buddies???
So, Iran wants the same pilots, and planes involved in the Polish plane crash
This has EVERYTHING to do with the Polish plane crash
Russian pilots ordered out of Iran
Originally posted by potential_problem
MysterE, are you #in' nuts?
No, just mistaken, but thanks for the ungracious reply Pprob, your an excellent ambassedor of your people.
your an excellent ambassedor of your people.