January 14, 2019 / 6:55 AM / a month ago

Kyrgyz airport: plane that crashed in Iran was Iranian

BISHKEK (Reuters) - The cargo plane that crashed in Iran on Monday after departing Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport belonged to Iran’s Payam Air, a spokeswoman for the Manas airport said.

Her statement contradicted reports by Iranian media saying the plane carrying nine people on board belonged to Kyrgyzstan.

Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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