Tehran, Jan 14 (AFP) A military cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran with at least 10 people onboard, local media reported on Monday. Also Read - Iran Executes Journalist Who Inspired Nationwide Economic Protests in 2017
The Fars news agency, considered close to the military, said there were 16 people onboard and that only the flight engineer had survived. Also Read - Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Reaches Tehran to Discuss India's Bilateral Ties With Iran
“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 - Ukrainian Plane Crash: New Probe Says Plane Turned Back
IRIB initially said there were 10 people onboard.
Conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek.
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.
It showed footage of burning wreckage in a wooded area. (AFP) MRJ MRJ
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.