…with agency reports
An Iranian passenger plane has crashed in Iran with more than 60 people on board. Reuters reports that the plane disappeared from radar on flight from Tehran to Yasuj.
Iran’s Aseman Airlines said the crash killed all 66 people on board.
The plane crashed near the city of Semirom in the Isfahan Province of Iran, Tasnim news agency reports, citing Iran’s emergency center.
Semirom is located about 80 km north from Yasuj, the capital of the south-western Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.
Iran’s Press TV news channel states the number of people on the passenger plane as 66.
The plane is an ATR 72, a French-Italian short-haul regional airliner.
According to Tasnim, the plane disappeared from radar in a mountainous area. The search and rescue operation is hampered by bad weather, preventing helicopters from landing.