Military cargo plane with 9 onboard overshoots runway, crashes in Iran

Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes near Tehran

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

A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Iran Monday, killing at least eight people on board, according to Iranian state media.

The plane "overshot the runway during its landing", Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for Iran's aviation organisation, told broadcaster IRIB.

It was flying from Kyrgyzstan to Karaj Payam airport in Iran, but reportedly ended up landing at Fath Airport near Tehran.

Fath airport is in Alborz province, just east of Tehran.

The incident occurred close to Fath airport west of the capital, Tehran, on Monday, the semi-official news agency said.

Iran's state TV said rescue teams, including ambulances and a helicopter, rushed to the site of the crash.

Photographs from the scene show the tail of a plane protruding from trees surrounded by buildings, black smoke filling the air and bright fires burning on the ground.

Yet a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport said the plane belonged to Iran's Payam Air, Reuters reported.

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

Authorities initially said they feared all on board had been killed, but reports afterward said one crew member was taken to a local hospital.

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