Iran passenger plane carrying 66 on board crashes into mountains

Sunday, February 18 2018

Iran passenger plane carrying 66 on board crashes into mountains

Iran passenger plane carrying 66 on board crashes into mountains Iran passenger plane carrying 66 on board crashes into mountains Source : Last Updated: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 16:53 hrs Tehran : A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said. However, later the airlines retracted the statement and said that the exact spot of the accident is not yet known and that they cannot confirm the number of deaths now. The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to bad weather into the Dena Mountain near the town of Semirom, an official at the Iranian carrier confirmed to the media. The plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj, reports Press TV. Officials in Semirom said the crash site was hard to reach and rescue helicopters had been unable to land because of heavy fog and rain. Spokesman for Iran's emergency services Mojtaba Khaledi said rescue teams has reached the crash site by land and were trying to find the debris. Air controllers lost contact with the airplane at around 8 a.m. The people on board were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants, the pilot and co-pilot. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features