Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Iran air force cargo plane crashes, killing at least 15

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Up to 15 are feared dead after a cargo plane "landed at the wrong airport" amid severe weather in Iran and crashed into a residential building before exploding.

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

The incident occurred close to Fath airport west of the capital, Tehran, on Monday, the semi-official news agency said. There was no immediate information on casualties.

A spokesman for Iran's civil aviation said the plane belonged to Kyrgyzstan, while Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said it was operated by Iran's Payam Air.

The plane went down near Fath airport, near Karaj in the central Iranian province of Alborz.

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Iranians often use the word "martyrdom" for those who die in war or national service, suggesting the aircraft may have belonged to the air force.

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

A blackened hull of the plane is seen lying on the ground with dozens of rescue workers attending to the scene.

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

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