7 killed in plane crash near Iranian capital

16 crew members were on board, local media says

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At least seven people were killed when a Boeing 707 cargo plane operated by Kirgizstan Airlines crashed while landing in Iran on Monday, according to Iran’s ISNA news agency. 

According to the report, 16 crew members were aboard the doomed aircraft, seven of whom have been killed and one injured. 

The plane crashed while landing in Fath Airport, located in Karaj, Alborz province 40 kilometers (around 25 miles) west of the capital Tehran, the Mehr News Agency reported. 

This is a developing story. 

Reporting by Mustafa Melih Ahishali:Writing by Satuk Bugra Kutlugun, Mahmoud Barakat

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