The plane went down at about 8:30 a.m. local time in the capital Tehran, Iran’s emergency services chief Pir Hossein Koolivand told state media outlet IRIB.
The Farsi News Agency reported that a Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed when it ran out of runway while attempting to land at an airport in the city of Karaj, which is near Tehran.
“Due to a mistake by the pilot, it came down at the Fath airport,” Farsi News reported, citing Iranian officials.
The report said that the plane hit a building near the airport after the pilot lost control of the aircraft and ran out of space to land.
This is a developing story.