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Iran 'Hero Pilot' Says Forced To Retire Over Sanctionsi
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Henry Ridgwell
October 23, 2012 8:54 PM
One year ago, an Iran Air pilot was hailed as a hero after he safely landed a passenger plane whose front landing gear had failed to open. The captain started a campaign against international sanctions, which he says are making civil aircraft in Iran unsafe -- but now he has been forced to retire for apparently embarrassing the government. Henry Ridgwell reports.

Iran 'Hero Pilot' Says Forced To Retire Over Sanctions

Henry Ridgwell

Published October 23, 2012

One year ago, an Iran Air pilot was hailed as a hero after he safely landed a passenger plane whose front landing gear had failed to open. The captain started a campaign against international sanctions, which he says are making civil aircraft in Iran unsafe -- but now he has been forced to retire for apparently embarrassing the government. Henry Ridgwell reports.


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