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Cargo plane with 10 on board crashes in Iran

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 January 2019, 12:58 PM
Local media reported that the pilot mistakenly landed at Karaj, near the capital of Tehran, before losing control of the aircraft.
Local media reported that the pilot mistakenly landed at Karaj, near the capital of Tehran, before losing control of the aircraft.

A cargo plane, with 10 people, crashed west of the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday after the pilot lost control amid severe weather conditions, the local Iranian media reported. A Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane got in trouble while landing in the severe weather, the Associated Press quoted the Iranian state TV. Iran Press News Agency has tweeted on Monday that the Boeing 707 has crashed "into Safadasht, in the west of Tehran amid severe weather conditions".

Local media reported that the pilot mistakenly landed at Karaj, near the capital of Tehran, before losing control of the aircraft.

Firefighters were rushed to the spot. Iran’s aviation organisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state broadcaster IRIB: “The plane was a cargo Boeing 707 that overshot the runway during its landing."

First Published: Monday, January 14, 2019 12:53 PM
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