سه شنبه ۹ خرداد ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۷:۳۱
Iran Plane Ablaze At Tehran Airport
Iran state television says an Iranian plane carrying 157 passengers caught fire while landing at Tehran's main airport tonight,20th April, causing some injuries but no deaths.
Earlier Dubai-based Al Arabiya television quoted Iranian state television as saying 50 people had been killed in a plane crash at Tehran airport. State television says the Boeing 707 plane, travelling from the Gulf island of Kish, poured out smoke and then flames shortly after landing. The station added that the left engine of the plane caught fire while taxiing on the runway at Tehran's Mehrabad airport.
All those aboard, including the 16 crew, are accounted for. A Reuters photographer at the scene saw ambulances taking injured people to hospital. The extent of their injuries is not immediately known.
Later, the same television station said "No deaths have been confirmed by the officials" backing off its earlier report that 50 passengers had been killed.
The plane, carrying 157 passengers, eight of them children, had just arrived from the tourist island of Kish in the Persian Gulf.
The plane was operated by Saha Airlines, a commercial service owned by Iran's armed forces.