A Boeing 707 cargo plane of the Iranian Air Force crashed in Iran’s Alborz province after it overshot the runway during landing. All 16 people on board the aircraft but one are presumed dead.
“A (Boeing) 707 cargo plane, which was carrying meat, took off from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and had an emergency landing at Fath airport this morning,” the Iranian military said in a statement on its website. “It exited the runway during the landing and caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway.”
According to the existing data, the military cargo aircraft crashed and caught fire near the city of Karaj.
When the incident happened some media claimed that the aircraft was belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and has presumably involved in some IRGC activities. However, the official statement released by the Iranian military put an end to these speculations.