Cargo plane crashes in Iran with several on board: media

Cargo plane crashes in Iran with several on board: media

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Iranian security forces are on the scene of a previous plane crash at Mehrabad airport in Tehran on 10 August 2014

Iranian security forces are on the scene of a previous plane crash at Mehrabad airport in Tehran on 10 August 2014

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

The Fars news agency, which is close to the military, said that 16 people were on board and that only the flight engineer had survived.

"The plane was a cargo Boeing 707 that passed the runway during landing," said the Iranian spokesman for the airline company Reza Jafarzadeh against the state channel IRIB.

IRIB initially said that 10 people were on board.

The conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane with meat from the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.

IRIB said the plane hit a building after the pilot had chosen the wrong runway when he tried to land at Fath airport in the Alborz province, just east of Tehran.

It showed images of burning wreckage in a wooded area.

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