Iranian Plane Carrying 149 Glides Off Swedish Runway

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A Swedish airport official says an Iran Air-owned Airbus carrying 149 passengers has glided off the runway in Stockholm, sliding out into the snow.

Arlanda airport spokesman Anders Bredfall says the plane is intact and there are no reports of any injuries. He says airport staff are evacuating the passengers.

The Airbus 300-600 was about to take off for Tehran when it glided 130 yards off the runway into the snow. The cause of the accident is not immediately clear.

Saturday's incident in Stockholm prompted officials to close one of the airport's three runways but it was not expected to cause any major delays to other flights.