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Iran: Cargo plane crashes with at least nine on board

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A spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane, en route from Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport, belonged to Iran's Payam Air. The plane skidded off the runway, crashed through a perimeter fence and into a residential neighborhood.

It was flying from Kyrgyzstan to Karaj Payam airport in Iran, but reportedly ended up landing at Fath Airport near Tehran.

Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of the country's emergency medical services, said of the 16 people on board the plane, only the flight engineer was known to have survived.

"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.

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Iranian state television showed a plume of smoke rising from the crash site.

A cargo plane with 16 people on board has crashed near an airport runway in Iran.

The plane reportedly was carrying a cargo of meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, to Iran.

The Iranian air force does operate Boeing 707s and it also has a civilian airline, SAHA. There was no immediate information on casualties.



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