Boeing707 cargo aircraft from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with 10 people on board crashes in Iran amid harsh weather conditions reports from Media on twitters. Most of aviation experts said 707 is no longer flown by major airlines though some of the jets are still used as civilian or military cargo aircraft.
Local authorities immediately sent a medevac helicopter and ambulances to the crash site. There are no immediate reports on casualties.
The Boeing 707, a four-engine, narrow-body jet, entered service back in 1957. Due to its range of 4,630 to 10,650km (2,880 to 6,620 miles) it became a game changer in Western civil aviation.
Boeing 707 cargo plane with ten people on board crashes at Iran’s Karaj airport.
It is estimated there were eight people on board when the Boeing 707 got in trouble while landing.
The airplane departed from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, carrying cargo and 10 people, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. The Boeing 707 reportedly failed to reach the runway and hit the airport fencing.
Iran’s emergency authority has said the jet hit residential areas near Safadasht, a small city in Tehran province.
Fars News has uploaded photos and videos purportedly showing the aftermath of the crash.
The 707, which belonged to a Kyrgyz airline, apparently broke apart and caught fire on impact.