66 people on board are dead following a plane crash in the southern section of Iran.
A commercial Iranian plane has crashed early Sunday morning killing all 66 people on board.
It’s being reported that the twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination in the southern Iranian city of Yasuj. This is roughly 485 miles south of the capital.
“After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately … our dear passengers had lost their lives,”
The spokesperson said.
“This plane had 60 passengers, 59 adults and one child, as well as a pilot, a co-pilot, two flight attendants and two air marshals on board.”
It’s being said that due to the foggy conditions, rescue helicopters were unable to reach the crash site which was on a mountain about 14,435 feet tall.
The plane took off from the state’s capital of Tehran where shortly after, it was giving off a signal that the plane was beginning to descend.
The Iranian Red Crescent said it has deployed to the area. Authorities said they would be investigating. Locals described hearing the crash, though no one had found the crash site yet, according to state TV.
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