Jan 15, 2019, 2:03 PM
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Kyrgyzstan expresses condolences over Iran plane incident

Tehran, Jan 15, IRNA - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in a message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday expressed condolences over the deadly crash of the Iranian cargo plane, which claimed lives of 15 people.

Expressing condolences to the families of the victims, President Jeenbekov sympathized with the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in the crash.

The plane that crashed in an Iranian airport Monday morning (Jan 14) was carrying meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, said the Public Relations Office of the Iranian Army in a statement.

The plane which was a Boeing cargo 707 made an emergency landing in Fath Airport, in the province of Alborz west of capital, Tehran. It was on the runway when it hit a wall and caught fire.

Soon after the incident, an official of Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said on condition of anonymity that the Boeing-707 mistakenly landed at Fath Airport in Karaj while the pilot could not control the plane on the runway.

According to Mehrdad Alibakhshi Director of the Crisis Management Department of Iran's Forensic Medicine Organization, out of 16 passengers, only one survived in the crash.

All the 15 bodies transferred to Forensic Medicine Organization, with one woman also among them, have been identified.

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