Tehran, Jan 14 (AFP) A military cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran with 10 people onboard, state TV reported Monday. Also Read - Iran Executes Journalist Who Inspired Nationwide Economic Protests in 2017

“The plane was a cargo Boeing 707 that overshot the runway during its landing,” Iran’s aviation organisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state broadcaster IRIB. Also Read - Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Reaches Tehran to Discuss India's Bilateral Ties With Iran

Conservative news agencies Fars and Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek. Also Read - Ukrainian Plane Crash: New Probe Says Plane Turned Back

IRIB said the plane hit a building after the pilot chose the wrong runway while trying to land at Fath airport in Alborz province, just east of Tehran. (AFP) MRJ MRJ

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.