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All passengers aboard Iranian Aseman airlines may have been killed; after crash

plane is said to have crashed into the country's Zagros mountains

All passengers aboard Iranian Aseman airlines may have been killed; after crash

It would certainly be a black Sunday for the families of the 66 passengers aboard an Iranian passenger plane as speculation now is that all of them may have perished.

The plane is said to have crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains.

Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Tehran around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj, as was informed by the airline’s public relations chief.

The ATR-72 twin-engine plane, in service since 1993, disappeared from radar around 45 minutes after takeoff from the capital’s Mehrabad airport.

Emergency services had yet to locate the precise location of the crash.

The plane was carrying 60 passengers, including one child, as well as six crew, it emerged.

There were conflicting reports on the location of the crash site as emergency teams battled severe weather.

It was also said that the teams were being sent by land.

The Relief and Rescue Organisation of Iran’s Red Crescent said it had also sent 12 teams to the region.

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