Passenger plane with 66 on board crashes in Iran
By Newsdesk with agency report
A passenger plane carrying 66 people has crashed near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 390 miles south of Tehran, the capital.in southern Iran.
Report on Sunday said the identified the plane as an ATR-72 and it 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.