Boeing cargo plane with 10 people on board crashes in Iran

Nellie Chapman
January 14, 2019

There are no Boeing 707 planes in commercial service but it is... However, according to the agency, the pilots mistakenly started the landing at another airport in Karaj and did not manage to land the aircraft within the runway.

Some 16 people were in the plane when it crashed and seven bodies have been recovered from the crash site.

Yet a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane belonged to Iran's Payam Air, Reuters reported.

Earlier Iranian state media said 10 people were on board of the crashed plane.

Air ambulances and firefighters were sent to the scene between Fath and Payam airports.

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Iran's air force said in a statement that the fate of the crew, including their possible "martyrdom", was under investigation.

Images carried by Iran's state-run media showed the burned-out tail of the plane sticking out, surrounded by charred homes.

Maintenance information regarding the Boeing 707 that crashed Monday was not immediately available.

Fath Airport belongs to Iran's powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.

In February 1993, an Iranian airliner with 132 people aboard collided with an air force jet after takeoff from Tehran's main airport, killing everyone on the two aircraft.

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