Monday, January 09, 2006
I'm sure there's more to this story:|
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards ground forces and at least 10 other officers have died in a plane crash.Sounds more like sabotage.
The small Falcon jet came down near Oroumieh, 900 km (560 miles) north-west of the capital, Tehran. State TV said it was attempting an emergency landing.
Officials blamed bad weather and engine failure for the crash.
Last month, a military transport plane crashed in Tehran, killing 128 people. It came down in a residential district, hitting a 10-storey apartment building.
The latest crash happened at around 0930 (0600GMT) near the Turkish border.
Revolutionary Guards' spokesman, Gen Masoud Jazayeri, said the plane "crashed near the airport due to bad weather, lack of visibility and failure in both engines."