Cargo plane crashes in Iran; reports say at least 7 killed

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The plane - which was carrying meat - had set off from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and was heading for the worldwide commercial airport in Payam, west of Tehran.

Fath airport is in Alborz province, just northwest of Tehran.

A Boeing 707 cargo plane with 16 people on board crashed near Iran's Fath airport.

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Her statement contradicted reports by Iranian media saying the plane belonged to Kyrgyzstan.

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He said the USA would not discuss a specific timeline, locations or troop movements out of concern for operational security. The official quoted by CNN would not describe exactly what the cargo was or how it was being transported.

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It was not immediately clear who owned the plane.

Iranian state television showed pictures of a plume of smoke rising from the crash site (shown). Since 2016, Iran has been importing meat from Kyrgyzstan, usually via Saha.

At least seven people have died in a cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, media have reported. - The plane overshot the runway during its landing, Iran's aviation organisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state broadcaster IRIB. A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency.

But a source told Fars agency that the plane belonged to the Iranian military's air force.

The Iranian air force is investigating the incident.