- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- Settlement reached in accidental shooting case at Kelly High (2/15/17)10
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Jackson board votes to demolish high school building if bond issue passes (2/15/17)24
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)4
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Ray's of Kelso to close, then reopen under new ownership (2/16/17)6
Plane catches fire at Tehran airport
TEHRAN, Iran -- A Boeing 707 carrying 157 passengers skidded off a runway at Tehran's airport and caught fire Wednesday, killing a child and injuring several other people, state-run television reported. Television reports said the landing gear of the jetliner failed to open and the plane caught fire.
after making a hard landing.
State TV quoted the airline's managing director, identified only by his last name Nikokar, saying a child was killed.
"Only one person has been killed and a number of passengers have been injured," television quoted Nikokar as saying.
Reports said part of the plane's fuselage plunged into a river but passengers were able to jump out of the craft. The injured, many of whom suffered broken bones, have been taken to Tehran hospitals for treatment, the television said.
The broadcaster said the plane landed at 10:15 p.m. and the fire erupted minutes later. It said the aircraft carried 157 people, including eight children, and had flown in from the tourist island of Kish in the Persian Gulf.
Saha Airline Services is owned by the Iranian military but also operates civilian flights. It was not known whether military personnel were aboard Wednesday's flight.