Cargo Plane Crashes at Iran’s Karaj Airport

15 Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran

15 Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran

"We do not know yet whether it was an Iranian or foreign cargo plane", a local official told TV.

A Boeing 707 cargo plane flying from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has crashed in Iran's Alborz province after it overshot the runway during landing.

"It exited the runway during the landing and caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway", the army statement said.

Shirzad Bozorgmehr reported from Tehran.

It is not clear who owned the plane.

The Iranian air force is investigating the incident.

However, it was forced to declare an emergency landing and instead headed for Fath military airport, which belongs to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, that is also west of the capital.

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State broadcaster IRIB showed footage of burning wreckage, while several agencies showed teams of rescue workers around the charred fusilage.

One person has survived a plane crash that saw a cargo aircraft plough into homes, killing at least 15 people.

The crash of the jetliner marked just the latest aviation disaster for Iran, which hoped to replace its aging fleet under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

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

The Boeing 707 crashed into a wall at the airport and entered a residential area near the airport.

But a source told Fars agency that the plane belonged to the Iranian military's air force.

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