Aseman Airlines Flight No. 3704 came down near the city of Yasuj, about 485 miles south of Tehran, the airline said. The ATR-72 — a twin-engine turboprop — was near its destination when it crashed into Mount Dena while carrying 59 passengers and six crew members, Iran Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV.
State-run IRNA news agency initially reported that 66 people were on board.
“After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately … our dear passengers had lost their lives,” Tabatabai said. – Fox News
The cause of the mishap is under investigation.
— Iran Aseman Airlines (@asemanairlines) February 17, 2018
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