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An Iranian plane carrying 157 passengers crash landed and caught fire at Tehran's main airport on Wednesday night leaving several people injured
Officials said all but one child were accounted for. The child died, the official IRNA news agency said based on eyewitness accounts, tells Reuters. Earlier Dubai-based Al Arabiya television quoted Iranian state television as saying 50 people were killed in a plane crash at Tehran's Mehrabad International airport. Shortly after landing smoke and then flames poured out of the Boeing 707 plane, traveling from the Gulf island of Kish, Iran state television said. State television initially said 50 people had been killed, but later changed its report, quoting a senior airline official as saying: "Only one person has been killed and a number of passengers have been injured." The aircraft was on the way from the Iranian holiday island of Kish, a popular haunt for middle-class Iranians in the Gulf, when the crash happened. Saha officials were reported as saying that the crash had resulted from the plane's wheels failing to descend as it was preparing to land. Airlines in Iran have been criticised for their safety record. Most of them operate ageing planes, many of them second-hand Russian-made Tupolevs. Saha is owned by the Iranian military but also operates civilian flights. In 2003, Iran suffered its worst-ever air disaster when a military plane crashed in a mountainous area killing 302 Iranian soldiers, publishes the Guardian Unlimited
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