Fifteen die in Iran military plane crash

Fifteen die in Iran military plane crash

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Fifteen out of the 16 passengers on board a military cargo plane were killed on Monday, when the aircraft caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway during an emergency landing, the Iranian army said.

It added that a flight engineer survived the crash and has been taken to the hospital.

“A Boeing cargo 707 plane carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan had an emergency landing at Fath airport today, the flight engineer has been dispatched to the hospital.

“It exited the runway during the landing and caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway,” the army said in the statement.