Ten feared dead as plane crashes during landing

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Fire immediately engulfed the aircraft after it skidded off a runway and crashed into a wall separating the airport from a residential neighbourhood.

"A Boeing 707 cargo 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 confirmed.

The Fars news agency said 16 people were on board and one survivor has so far been found.

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Emergency crews work at the site of the plane crash on Monday.

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

The plane was carrying a cargo of meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Iran.

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Rescuers say the bodies of seven people have been recovered with searches continuing.

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

A spokeswoman for the Manas airport said the plane belonged to Iran's Payam Air.

Maintenance information regarding the Boeing 707 that crashed Monday was not immediately available.

The big jet, operated by the Iranian Air Force, exploded into flames after crashing into houses near the capital of Tehran.

Iran's ageing air fleet has had a string of crashes in recent years.

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