20 injured as Iran plane catches fire: report

An Iranian passenger plane caught fire on Sunday as it was landing in the northeastern city of Mashhad, injuring at least 20 people on board, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The report said the rear end of the plane belonging to Taban Airline caught fire as the aircraft was landing at Mashhad airport.

"So far 20 injured people have been taken to hospitals," said Mohammad Reza Motie, director of emergency services for the province of Khorasan Razavi of which Mashhad is the capital.

 

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