66 killed in Iran plane crash

ANI | Updated: Feb 18, 2018 14:38 IST

Tehran [Iran], Feb 18 (ANI): At least 66 people were killed after a commercial plane crashed in a mountainous area in central Iran, according to local media reports.

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. (ANI)