Plane ATR-72 crashed with 66 passengers in Southern Iran
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Tehran sources have stated that a spokesman for Iran's Aseman Airlines spokesman has told state TV that an airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people who were on board. Meanwhile according to sources Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai spoke to state TV and said the flight carried 60 passengers, including one child, and six crew members.
Moreover he said the plane crashed in Mount Dena, which is some 440 meters (1,440 feet) tall. Sources have added that the ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620 kilometers (390 miles) south of the capital, Tehran.
As per report from semi-official Fars news agency a commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in southern Iran. Moreover the report on Sunday said the plane crashed near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620 kilometers, or about 390 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. Furthermore under decades of international sanctions, Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with air accidents occurring regularly in recent years.
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