Monday 14 January 2019 | 9:32 AM Damascus Local Time
  • 10 Feared Dead As Iranian Cargo Plane Crashes West Of Tehran

    Via: Associated Press

    Agencies (Qasioun) - An Iranian cargo plane has crashed west of the capital of Tehran amid severe weather and all 10 crew members are feared dead.


    State TV said a fire engulfed the plane immediately after it came down in the town of Safadasht.



    It said rescue teams, including ambulances and a helicopter, rushed to the site of the crash.


    Photo shows the fuselage of crashed plane near 's Karaj (Via Press TV)

    The report said the crash occurred as the Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane heading for the wrong airport as it made a landing approach and tried to land at a non-commercial airport near a residential area instead of a cargo airport some 4km (2.5 miles) away.


    The plane was carrying a cargo of meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Iran.


    Source: Independent

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