Iran passenger plane crashes near Samirom with 66 on board

Baku, February 18, AZERTAC

An Aseman Airlines flight with 60 passengers and six crew on board crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Samirom, Isfahan province, on Sunday morning, according to Mehr News Agency.

The 20-year-old ATR plane carrying dozens of passengers from Tehran to Yasuj, in southwestern Iran and the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, after disappearing from flight radar on Sunday morning, went down in Samirom, Isfahan province.

Several helicopters have been deployed to search the crash site near Padena mountain, and search and rescue operation is underway. There is no immediate details over the casualties.

A spokesman for the Iranian emergency organization said it was not possible to send ambulances to the mountainous area, but choppers are being deployed.

Witnesses informed local media that it appeared the plane was trying to make an emergency landing on a pasture when it crashed.

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