Cargo plane carrying nine people crashes in Iran

Reuters . Dubai | Published: 12:37, Jan 14,2019 | Updated: 16:28, Jan 14,2019


Wreckage is seen of a Boeing 707 military cargo plane which crashed on the west of the Iranian capital, near Fath airport, near Karaj, Iran on Monday.— Reuters photo

A Boeing 707 cargo plane with nine people on board crashed on Monday near Iran's Fath airport, west of the capital, Tehran, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that there was no immediate information on casualties.

‘We don't have clear information about the details of the crash,’ said the head of Iran's emergency department, Pirhossein Kolivand.

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

Iranian state television showed pictures of a plume of smoke rising from the crash site. Some reports on Iranian media said 10 people were on board and that they were killed.

TV said rescue teams had been sent to the area, between the airports of Fath and Payam.

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

More about:

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email