February 18, 2018 / 8:17 AM / 4 months ago

RPT-Iranian passenger plane crashes in central Iran - Iran media

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DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj in southwestern Iran, Iranian media reported.

The plane crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom, the news agency ISNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying.

State-run PressTV said 66 people were on board the Aseman flight.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom

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