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Photos: Plane crash in Mashhad, Iran

Photos by Amin Khosroshahi, ISNA

ISNA - 16 people were killed and 33 others injured when an Aria Air plane crash-landed in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Friday.

The plane en route to the northeastern city of Mashhad from Tehran crashed as it was attempting to make an emergency landing at the destination at about 18:00 (1430 GMT) Friday, reported Fars news agency.

The aircraft, an Ilyushin Il-62 jet, had 153 passengers and crewmembers onboard.

The Russian-designed Ilyushin 62 which belongs to Kazakhstan struck the wall in the airport.

Director General of Iran's Hasheminejad Airport in northeastern city of Mashhad said the bodies of foreign passengers who lost their lives during Iranian plane crash on Friday will be handed over through their embassies.

Also in an interview with Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Iranian Civil Aviation Organization Spokesman Reza Jafar Zadeh said 11 teams are examining the plane's condition and factors behind the crash.

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