Reports one survivor in Iran plane crash

Reports one survivor in Iran plane crash

Reports one survivor in Iran plane crash

Iranian news agencies said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek.

The aircraft, believed to be a Boeing 707 transporting cargo, mistakenly landed in Fath Airport near Karaj, a residential area near Iran's capital, but lost control and overshot the runway.

A military cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran with at least 10 people onboard, local media reported on Monday, January 14.

Iranian state television aired images of smoke-charred homes and the fuselage of the aircraft lying on the ground in the neighborhood.

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Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of the country's emergency medical services, said that of the 16 people on board the plane, only the flight engineer was known to have survived.

A cargo plane made an emergency landing in an airport near Tehran, before overshooting the runway and crashing into nearby buildings, Iranian media report.

Iranian media reported seven bodies from the crash had been recovered. It wasn't immediately clear who owns the plane.

A spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane, en route from Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport, belonged to Iran's Payam Air. The Iranian air force does operate Boeing 707s; it also has a civilian airline, SAHA.

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