A Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane crashes west of Tehran amid severe weather on Monday, west of Iranian capital, reported news agency ANI adding 10 crew feared killed in the incident.
The Fars news agency, considered close to the military, said there were 16 people onboard and that only the flight engineer had survived.
The Associated Press quoting Iranian state TV: Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane crashes west of Tehran amid severe weather, 10 crew feared killed pic.twitter.com/KyoQUyQQeF— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2019
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.
However, it was not immediately clear who owned the plane. Iran’s civil aviation spokesman told state TV that the plane belonged to Kyrgyzstan. According to NDTV reports, spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane, en route from Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport, belonged to Iran's Payam Air.
IRIB initially said there were 10 people onboard. "We don't have clear information about the details of the crash," said the head of Iran's emergency department, Pirhossein Kolivand.
Another official told Fars that 10 people were on board and that they were all feared killed. Fars said the plane crash-landed after "mistaking the airport with another airfield because of the bad weather".
According to EconomicTimes reports, Conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek. It showed footage of burning wreckage in a wooded area.