The Boeing 707 has crashed into Safadasht, in the west of Tehran amid severe weather conditions. Image Credit: Twitter

Iran cargo plane crash leaves 15 dead

The plane crashed into a wall separating the airport from a residential area and then hit a house

A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people.

The Boeing 707 reportedly exited the runway and hit a wall while trying to land in bad weather at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran.

The Iranian army said only one person — a flight engineer — of the 16 people who were on board had been found alive and taken to hospital for treatment.

The cargo aircraft was transporting meat from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, local media reported.

A cargo plane has crashed after the pilot lost control in Iran, local media reported on Monday. It is thought there were eight people on board the Boeing 707 when it got in trouble while landing in severe weather.

Iran Press News Agency has tweeted on Monday that the Boeing 707 has crashed "into Safadasht, in the west of Tehran amid severe weather conditions".