(CNN) -- A passenger plane skidded off an airport runway and burst into flames in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Friday, killing at least 17 people and injuring about 20, according to government-backed Press TV.
Aryan Airlines Flight 1625 skidded off the runway and burst into flames Friday in Mashhad, Iran.
There were 150 passengers on board Aryan Airlines Flight 1625, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA. There was no immediate information on the number of crew.
An Iranian official said those aboard had been evacuated.
Ghahraman Rashid, deputy governor-general of Khorasan province, said the plane had flown from Tehran, IRNA reported.
"All those killed and injured and the rest of the passengers had been evacuated from the plane and the fire on board had been brought under control," IRNA quoted the official as saying.
He said the plane was a Russian-made Ilyushin. Watch video of the plane »
This is the second deadly plane crash in Iran this month.
On July 15, a Caspian Airlines passenger plane carrying 168 people crashed in northwestern Iran, killing everyone on board, including 10 members of the country's youth judo team: eight athletes and two coaches.