Kyrgyz Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes near Tehran (PHOTO/VIDEO) (UPDATING)
Latest on the cargo plane crash in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
10:51 (GMT +4) A Boeing 707 cargo plane operated by Kyrgyzstan airlines has crashed while landing in Fath Airport, located in Iran's Karaj city in Alborz province, 40 kilometers west of the capital Tehran, Spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh told Mehr News Agency, Trend reported.
He said the plane had taken off from Bishkek heading to Karaj’s Payam International Airport, however, mistakenly tried to land in Fath Ariport.
Reportedly, ten crew members were on board.
A helicopter and ten ambulance cars, as well as six firefighter teams have been sent to the scene.
11:42 (GMT +4) Nasser Charkhsaz, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said that the plane was heading to Karaj’s Payam International Airport. It has crashed at Fath Airport for reasons still unclear, he noted.
Because the runway was short, the plane went off it, collided with nearby residential areas and the fire broke out.
Meanwhile, Iran’s emergency service chief Pirhossein Kolivand said that seven bodies had been found and recovered from the crash site so far.
The flight engineer is alive and has been taken to a hospital, he added.