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Forty-Six Injured As Iranian Passenger Plane Catches Fire

An Iranian passenger plane caught fire today as it was landing in the northeastern city of Mashhad, injuring at least 46 people on board.

The official IRNA news agency said the rear end of the Taban Airline plane caught fire as the aircraft was landing at Mashhad airport.

The English language, state-run Press TV said the plane, traveling from Abadan in southwest Iran to Mashhad, had 157 passengers and 13 crew on board.