Iran: Cargo plane crashes with at least nine on board

15 Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran

"A (Boeing) cargo 707 place carrying meat took off from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and had an emergency landing at Fath airport this morning", the army said in a statement on its website.

The army's statement came after some confusion over who owned the plane.

The plane went down near Fath airport, near Karaj in the central Iranian province of Alborz.

The TV says a fire engulfed the plane immediately after the crash in the town of Safadasht.

The Fars news agency said 16 people were on board and one survivor has so far been found.

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Dramatic pictures show how the plane slammed into a building after overshooting the runway.

The big jet, operated by the Iranian Air Force, exploded into flames after crashing into houses near the capital of Tehran. It showed footage of burning wreckage of the plane and a plume of smoke rising from the crash site.

"Details of the accident and martrydom or injury of the flight team is still being investigated", the army said.

But a source told Fars agency that the plane belonged to the Iranian military's air force. The air force does operate Boeing 707s.

Some Iranian media reports said 10 people were on board and that there were no survivors.

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