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66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran Mountains

All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country’s Zagros Mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.

The Aseman Airline’s Tehran-Yasuj flight, which took off from Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran on Sunday morning, disappeared from the radars within 50 minutes and crashed near Semirom city in the Padena Mountain in southern Isfahan province, the chief of Iran’s emergency said.

A spokesperson for the Iranian emergency organisation said that rescue choppers have been deployed to the crash site and added it was not possible to send ambulances to a mountainous area.

The plane was carrying 60 passengers, including one child, as well as six crew, said the airlines public relations chief Mohammad Tabatabai to the state broadcaster IRIB.

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