Iran army says 13 dead in cargo plane crash

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A cargo plane crashed into a residential complex near the Iranian capital Tehran with 10 people onboard, state TV reported Monday.

The pilot reportedly lost control of the plane after "mistaking the airport with another airfield because of bad weather". Some buildings have been damaged.

A flight engineer was the only person on board to survive, Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran's Emergency Information Centre, told the news agency.

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

This item is being updated ... IRNA reported all 15 bodies of the crew who died had been recovered by Monday afternoon.

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Iran's air force said in a statement that the fate of the crew, including their possible "martyrdom", was under investigation.

Images carried by Iran's state-run media showed the burned-out tail of the plane sticking out, surrounding by charred homes.

Emergency management officials said there was only one known survivor after the Boeing 707 crashed at Fath Airport.

It was later confirmed it belonged to Iran's air force.

Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of the country's emergency medical services, said that of the 16 people on board the plane, only the flight engineer was known to have survived.

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