A spokesperson for Iranian Aseman Airlines has confirmed that one of their aircraft crashed and all 65 passengers aboard are dead.

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.


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Aseman Airlines ATR-72