Iran army says 13 dead in cargo plane crash


January 14, 2019 | 12:02:PM | Update12:02:PM
Firefighters and security forces gather amidst the debris of a Boeing 707 cargo plane that reportedly crashed into a residential complex near the Iranian capital Tehran with 10 people onboard on January 14, 2019. – The plane overshot the runway during its landing, Iran’s aviation organisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state broadcaster IRIB. (Photo by HASAN SHIRVANI / various sources / AFP)

TEHRAN  – A military cargo plane that overshot a runway, crashed and caught fire in Iran killed 13 people, the army said Monday.

The plane was carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan when it crashed near the capital Tehran, the army said in a statement, adding that “13 of the plane’s personnel were killed.”

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