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Cargo plane crashes in residential area in Tehran

In Iran, came on Monday in a plane crash 15 people were killed. A cargo aircraft of the air force Boeing 707 was lost in the Morning to the North-West of the capital Tehran during an emergency landing off the runway and caught fire, said the Iranian military. Accordingly, the 16 people were killed in the accident, 15 on Board lost their lives.

The cargo plane with a cargo of meat from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, had to make an emergency landing at the airport Fath, said the army. Fath is located in the province of Albors to the North-West of Tehran. The military machine was shot on the runway, and after the collision with a wall and caught fire. The cause of the accident will now be examined, said the army.

A spokesman for the air force said in a state television, on Board, 14 soldiers and two civilians. To a mechanic who had been injured, had come all the occupants killed. The Deputy Governor of Albors, Asisollah Schahbasi, told the Tasnim news Agency, the flight recorder of the machine had been salvaged and will now be evaluated.

Local media showed images of workers, which separated the wreck, which was crashed into a vacant building. Other photos showed a partially burnt-out machine in the colors of the Iranian air force between multiple homes, as well as a torn-off chassis and a Turbine.

The Iranian plane fleet is completely obsolete, as the country can buy because of U.S. sanctions, neither spare parts nor new machines. Although the sanctions were lifted after the conclusion of the international nuclear agreement in 2015, but the departure of US President Donald Trump has broken out of the agreement last year, the hopes of the fleet to modernize.

In the past years are repeated in an accident obsolete aircraft in Iran. All 94 people in 2014 were on Board died, as before the Revolution in 1979 purchased the C-130 crashed after an engine damage, in Tehran, in a residential area. 22 more people died on the ground. In February 2018, 66 people were killed in addition, on Board an aircraft of type ATR, as it crashed in the Sagros mountains.

As the news agencies Fars and Tasnim reported, came the meat-Laden military aircraft from Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek. The broadcaster Irib reported that the Pilot had controlled during the approach to the airport Fath in the province of Albors-East of Tehran the wrong runway. The plane then crashed into a house. (nag/AFP)

Created: 14.01.2019, 07:58 PM

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