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Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 on board

14 January 2019, 02:07 | Devin Moran

Iran Karaj airport plane crash: Boeing 707 smash leaves 10 feared dead | Daily Star

15 Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran

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

A flight engineer was the only person on board to survive, Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran's Emergency Information Centre, told the news agency.

A Boeing 707 cargo plane with at least nine people on board crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that there was no immediate information on casualties.

Authorities did not immediately offer a reason for the crew's decision to land at Fath Airport, which is some 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) southwest of Payam.




The plane overshot the runway during its landing, Iran's aviation organisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state broadcaster IRIB. AFP.

Officials are continuing to search for bodies in the wreckage.

Iranian state television aired images of smoke-charred homes and the fuselage of the aircraft lying on the ground in the neighborhood. The air force does operate Boeing 707s. Iranian media reported seven bodies from the crash had already been recovered.

It was later confirmed it belonged to Iran's air force.



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