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Iran cargo plane crash 'leaves 15 dead' near Tehran
2019-01-14 19:04:36

A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people, local media reported. 

The Boeing 707, carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan to Iran, crashed in Naz neighborhood at 08:30 am local time on Monday.

It came off the runway and hit a residential area while trying to land at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran, in poor weather.

Only a flight engineer of the 16 people on board was found alive, with no-one reportedly killed on the ground.

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

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

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