Aseman Airlines plane crashes in Iran

Carrying 66 people, Flight EP3704 is reported to have crashed in the Zagros mountains in Iran
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Aseman Airlines serves as Iran's third largest airline carrier by active fleet size.
Aseman Airlines serves as Iran's third largest airline carrier by active fleet size.

An Aseman Airlines plane traveling from Tehran to Yasuj has crashed in the Zagros mountains in Iran. Flight EP3704, which was carrying 66 people who are all feared to be dead, crashed about an hour into its flight.

The country’s Red Crescent society has reportedly launched a search and rescue team to the area, but due to the challenging landscape and bad weather conditions, they have to reach the spot of the crash.

Mohammad Tabatabaie, Aseman's public relations chief, reportedly told the ISNA news agency: "Given the special circumstances of the region, we still have no access to the spot of the crash and therefore we cannot accurately and definitely confirm the death of all passengers of this plane."
According to Iran’s civil aviation authority, the ATR 72-500 aircraft involved in the crash was 25 years old.

Sixty passengers were reportedly on board the aircraft, along with flight crew and pilots.

UPDATE: Rescue teams have managed to reach the crash site, however, no survivors were found.

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