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Plane crashes in Iran; 13 dead

The crash occurred near Oroumieh in Tehran. It was not specified whether the plane was military or civilian.

world Updated: Jan 09, 2006 16:49 IST

A small Falcon jet crashed in north-western Iran on Monday, killing at least 13, local media reported.

The plane crashed near Oroumieh, 900 kilometres northwest of Tehran, the television channel said.

It was not specified whether the plane was military or civilian.

Falcons are usually used by high-ranking military officials.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 14:05 IST