Plane ‘carrying 100 people’ crashes in Iran

Plane ‘carrying 100 people’ crashes in Iran
Plane ‘carrying 100 people’ crashes in Iran

An Aseman Airlines flight carrying dozens of passengers from Tehran to Yasuj in Iran has crashed in a mountainous area, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday.

Between 66 to 100 people on board, Iranian media reported.

The plane crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom, local press quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying.

The report identified the plane as an ATR-72. It said the plane was flying from Tehran to the southern Iranian city of Yasuj.

Under decades of international sanctions, Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with air accidents occurring regularly in recent years.

Following the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, Iran signed deals with both Airbus and Boeing to buy scores of passenger planes.

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