Eight killed as Boeing cargo plane crashes in Iran

Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes near Tehran

He said 16 people were on board - 14 military personnel and two civilians.

However, it was forced to declare an emergency landing and instead headed for Fath military airport, which belongs to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, that is also west of the capital.

The Boeing 707 crashed into a wall at the airport and entered a residential area near the airport.

An army spokesman confirmed to state TV that the plane belonged to Iran, and that all those on board were Iranian citizens.

Iran's Red Crescent Society has dispatched eight rescue teams, including several ambulances and a helicopter, to the site.

Images showed crowds gathering at the crash site and some people in tears near the charred remains of the plane, its nose smashed into the wall of a house.

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Iran's air force said in a statement that fate of the crew, including their possible "martyrdom", is under investigation. Local media revealed more details of the crash, saying it happened after the crew had attempted to land at the wrong airport.

Officials are continuing to search for bodies in the wreckage.

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

The Boeing 707, a four-engine, narrow-body jet, entered service back in 1957.

Saha Airlines' Boeing 707s suffered a previous fatal crash in April 2005, when a flight coming from the Kish island crash-landed at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, killing three passengers.

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