Crashed plane belonged to military, 15 people killed: army cited by news agency


Dubai (Reuters) – Iran’s army said a cargo plane that crashed in Iran’s Alborz province on Monday was a military plane and that 15 out of the 16 people on board had been killed, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

“A Boeing cargo 707 place carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan had an emergency landing at Fath airport today … the flight engineer has been dispatched to the hospital,” the army said in a statement carried by Fars.

Earlier Iranian state media said 10 people were on board of the crashed plane.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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