A military cargo plane overshot a runway, crashed and caught fire during a botched landing near the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 13 people, the army said Monday.
The charred remains of a plane's fuselage with Iranian Air Force colours, its nose wedged through the wall of what appeared to be a house, were seen in photographs obtained by AFP.
Wreckage including a landing gear and a mangled jet engine were scattered nearby.
State broadcaster IRIB showed footage of burning wreckage.
Pictures published by local media showed the charred carcasses of the animals on board, still smouldering inside one of the buildings the plane smashed into.
Fars carried a video showing emergency teams cutting through the plane's nose, which had penetrated what it said was an empty residential complex.
Iran's ageing air fleet has had a string of crashes in recent years.
Iran has been subject to tough US sanctions for years, hindering the purchase of new aeroplanes and critical spare parts for the US-made planes in its air force, civilian flag carrier Iran Air and domestic airlines.
Hopes of a change in the situation were dashed last May when Washington pulled out of a landmark 2015 deal over Iran's nuclear programme, reimposing sanctions that had been lifted as part of the multilateral accord.
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