15 dead after Iranian military plan crashes near Tehran

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Rescuers examine a Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed into a residential complex near the Iranian capital Tehran with 10 people onboard on January 14, 2019 HASAN SHIRVANI (MIZAN NEWS/AFP)

15 dead after Iranian military plan crashes near Tehran

The Fars news agency, considered close to the military, earlier said there were 16 people onboard and that only the flight engineer had survived.

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

“It exited the runway during the landing and caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway,” the army statement said.

State broadcaster IRIB showed footage of burning wreckage, while several agencies showed teams of rescue workers around the charred fusilage.

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

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