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Sun, September 23, 2018
66 dead in Iran plane crash
Dhaka, 18 Feb, Abnews: All 66 passengers and crew were killed when an Iranian plane crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday, an airline spokesman told state television.
 
Those on board were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants and the pilot and co-pilot.
 
"After searches in the area, unfortunately we were informed that the plane crashed. Unfortunately, all our dear ones lost their lives in this incident," Mohammad Tabatabai, public relations director for Aseman Airlines, told state broadcaster IRIB.
 
The plane went down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom, the news agency ISNA quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, emergency services spokesperson, as saying.
 
The Iranian Red Crescent said it had deployed to the area, which was quite foggy at the time of the crash.
 
Flight EP 3704 left Tehran at 08:00 local time (04:30 GMT) and disappeared from radar about an hour later.
 
The aircraft crashed on Dena Mountain, 22km (14 miles) from Yasuj, news channel Irinn reported.
 
The plane was a French-made twin-engine turboprop ATR 72-500.
 
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