Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard

Iran Karaj airport plane crash: Boeing 707 smash leaves 10 feared dead | Daily Star

The Iranian cargo plane coming from Kyrgyzstan crashed while trying to land west of the capital Tehran, state media reported.

The plane - which was carrying meat - had set off from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and was heading for the global commercial airport in Payam, west of Tehran.

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

A flight engineer was the only person on board to survive, Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran's Emergency Information Centre, told the news agency.

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The plane crashed after the pilot lost control at the Fat'h airport.

It was not immediately clear who owned the plane.

Fars said the plane crash-landed after "mistaking the airport with another airfield because of the bad weather".

Fath airport is near Karaj in the central province of Alborz.

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Reportedly, the cargo plane hit the airport wall and smashed at a residential town near the airport.

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

The Iranian air force is investigating the incident.

The Iranian air force does operate Boeing 707s; it also has a civilian airline, SAHA.

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