Iran says crashed plane belongs to Kyrgyzstan, latter one denies
KATHMANDU: A Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed in Iran today belongs to Kyrgyzstan, Iranian state TV reported, while Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport has claimed that the ill-fated plane belongs to Iran's Payam Air.
A spokeswoman for the Manas airport, in her statement, contradicted reports by Iranian media saying the plane carrying nine people on board belonged to Kyrgyzstan.
The plane with nine people on board crashed near Fath airport, west of the capital, Tehran, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. There was no immediate information on casualties.
The cargo plane with nine people on board crashed near Iran's Fath airport, west of the capital, Tehran, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that there was no immediate information on casualties.
"We don't have clear information about the details of the crash," said the head of Iran's emergency department, Pirhossein Kolivand.
Fath airport is near Karaj in the central province of Alborz.
Iranian state television showed pictures of a plume of smoke rising from the crash site. Some reports on Iranian media said 10 people were on board and that they were killed.
The TV said rescue teams had been sent to the area, between the airports of Fath and Payam.
"We do not know yet whether it was an Iranian or foreign cargo plane," a local official told TV.