Death toll rises to 16 in Iran plane crash

Dhaka, Thursday   27 June 2019

Death toll rises to 16 in Iran plane crash

 International Desk :: international-desk

 Published: 07:25 PM, 14 January 2019   Updated: 10:18 PM, 14 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 16 people.

The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a wall while trying to land at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran, reportedly in poor weather.

The Iranian army said only one person - a flight engineer - of the 16 people onboard was found alive, and taken to hospital.

The plane's "black box" voice recorder has been found at the crash site, local media reported.

An army spokesman confirmed to state TV that the plane belonged to Iran, and that all those on board were Iranian citizens.

Fath airport belongs to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, and is located in the central Iranian province of Alborz.

The cargo aircraft was transporting meat from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.

Its wreckage was found near houses between Fath and another airport, Payam International Airport.

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