Kyrgyz airport: plane that crashed in Iran was Iranian

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