Plane crash in central Iran kills all 66 passengers on board
Iran: A passenger plane carrying 66 people crashed in the central Iran during a flight from Tehran to southwestern City of Yasuj.All 66 passengers on board have been killed according to the authorities.
Local 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.
While talking to the media, spokesman for Iran’s emergency services Mojtaba Khaledi said rescue teams had traveled to the crash site by land and were trying to find the debris.
“The weather is currently cloudy and rainy and rescuers are searching for the plane but they have not sighted it yet. Despite the poor weather conditions, relief groups are continuing their search,” he said.
Air controllers said that the plane went off radar screens 50 minutes after it took off from Mehrabad airport in Tehran at around 8:00 am (0430 GMT). The flight had 60 passengers, including a child, and six crew.
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