At least 15 people were killed after the crash of a military cargo plane Iran in bad weather.

A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement issued by the semi-official Fars news agency.

According to reports, a Boeing 707 was set on fire immediately after skidding a landing strip and struck a wall separating the airfield from a residential area of ​​Safadasht city.

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State media showed the burnt tail of the plane surrounded by burnt houses.

The plane descended to Fath Airport while it was supposed to land at Payam International Airport, located nearby, about 40 km west of Tehran. .

According to reports, a cargo plane was set on fire immediately after its fall (HASAN SHIRVANI / AFP / Getty Images).

"A Boeing 707 cargo ship carrying meat from Bishkek to Kyrgyzstan had an emergency landing at Fath Airport today … the flight engineer was sent to the airport. "hospital," announced the army.

"He got off the runway during the landing and caught fire after hitting the wall at the end of the runway."

The authorities have yet to explain the reason for the crew's decision to land there, although they said the crew declared an emergency before landing.

Fars said the plane crashed after "confusing the airport with another airfield because of bad weather".

Sept corps de l'accident ont été retrouvés, ont rapporté les médias iraniens.

L’avion transportait une cargaison de viande de Bichkek, capitale du Kirghizistan, à destination de l’Iran.

L’armée de l’air iranienne a déclaré dans un communiqué que le sort de l’équipage, y compris leur possible «martyre», faisait l’objet d’une enquête.

Les Iraniens utilisent souvent le mot «martyre» pour désigner ceux qui meurent pendant la guerre ou le service national, suggérant que l'avion pourrait avoir appartenu à l'armée de l'air. L’armée de l’air exploite des Boeing 707.