Iranian passenger plane crashes near Isfahan/ all 66 people on board died

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Tehran (ISNA) – The Aseman Airline’s Tehran- Yasuj flight crashed near the city of Semirom, southern Isfahan province on Sunday and all the 66 people on board died as the result of the crash.

According to the spokesman of Iran’s emergency organization Mojtaba Khaledi, Iran Aseman Flight 3704 with at least 65 passengers and crews on board crashed today.

The 20-year-old ATR plane, which disappeared from radars on Sunday morning 20 minutes after taking off from Mehrabad Airport, crashed near the city of Semirom, southern Isfahan province.

Several helicopters have been deployed to search the crash site near Padena mountain, and search and rescue operation is underway.

“It is not possible to send ambulances to the mountainous area, but choppers are being deployed,” Khaledi said.

Semirom is located about 80 km north from Yasuj, the capital of the south-western Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

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