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IRCS Sends Relief Teams to Site of Crashed Plane

ALBORZ, Jan. 14 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) dispatched operational teams to the location of a crashed Iranian cargo plane on Monday, January 14.

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IRCS Sends Relief Teams to Site of Crashed Plane

 

“Relief operations on the spot of a crashed Iranian cargo plane finished and 15 dead bodies, including 14 men and a woman, were delivered to Forensic Medicine Center of Alborz Province,” said Naser Charkhsaz, managing director of the Alborz provincial Red Crescent branch.

The plane’s flight engineer, injured, was pulled out of the plane. 16 people were on-board the 707 Boeing freighter.

Red Crescent transported 81 rescuers and relief workers as well as 7 ambulances, one rescue vehicle and 5 pickup trucks to the spot of the incident.

Relief operations on the spot of a crashed Iranian cargo plane finished and 15 dead bodies, including 14 men and a woman, were delivered to Forensic Medicine Center of Alborz Province

“At 8:30 a.m. Monday, it was reported to the IRCS Emergency Operation Center that a cargo aircraft has crashed in Karaj, Alborz Province,” said Morteza Salimi, head of the IRCS Relief and Rescue Organization. “At once, 8 operational teams from Tehran and Alborz provincial Red Crescent branches were dispatched to the spot of the plane crash.”

The plane belongs to the Islamic Republic of Iran Army. The pilot of the plane called for an emergency landing in Fath airport, but it overran the runway because of a short runway, smashing airport wall and then hitting a house close to the airport but caused no casualties as the residential unit was empty at the time of the incident.