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A Boeing 707 army cargo airplane crashed in dangerous climate on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 folks on board, the Iranian military stated.

A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the military stated in a press release carried by the semi-official Fars information company.

The airplane went down close to Fath airport, close to Karaj within the central Iranian province of Alborz.

“A Boeing cargo 707 place carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan had an emergency touchdown at Fath airport at this time … the flight engineer has been dispatched to the hospital,” the military stated.

“It exited the runway through the touchdown and caught fireplace after hitting the wall on the finish of the runway,” the military.

The military’s assertion got here after some confusion over who owned the airplane. Earlier on Monday, a spokesman for Iran’s civil aviation instructed had instructed state TV that the airplane belonged to Kyrgyzstan, whereas a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport stated the airplane belonged to Iran’s Payam Air.

State TV stated rescue groups had been despatched to the realm, between the airports of Fath and Payam. It confirmed footage of burning wreckage of the airplane and a plume of smoke rising from the crash web site.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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