Taban Air Tu-154 Crash Lands in Northeastern Iran (w/ New Photos)
A Taban Air flight carrying 157 people has crash-landed and caught fire at Mashhad International Airport in northeastern Iran. Some reports say as many 20 people have been injured.
The aircraft operating the flight from Abadan, Iran, was a Russian-built Tupolev Tu-154. Iran has experienced a number of deadly plane crashes in recent months.
UPDATE 1:21AM EASTERN: Iran state television reporting 46 injuries, no fatalities.
UPDATE 8:10PM EASTERN: Latest reports indicate that the crew decided to land in low visibility conditions due to the presence of a sick passenger on board.
Iran state media has released quite a few photos of the wreckage: