Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   17 March

Passenger plane carrying 66 people crashes in Iranian mountains, no survivors

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 18, ARMENPRESS. All 66 people on board a Aseman Airlines passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of Iran have been killed, executives of the airline told local media.  

The ATR plane operated by Aseman Airlines disappeared from radar screens some 20 minutes after take-off from Tehran, local media said.  

The aircraft operating a domestic flight crashed in the Kohangan Village near the Padena region, 120 Km from Semirom in Isfahan Province. According to preliminary reports the plane attempted an emergency landing in farm fields before it crashed.

The plane was carrying 60 passengers and 6 crew members.

Bad weather conditions have hampered search and rescue efforts.

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