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Iranian plane crashes into mountains; all 66 people on-board killed

By Madhuri Adnal
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    An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.

    Missing Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashes in central Iran

    The plane crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom on Sunday, the news agency ISNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying.

    The plane was reportedly travelling from Tehran to the small town of Yasuj in Isfahan province.

    According to media reports the plane has been identified as an ATR-72, which crashed near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620km south of Tehran.

    According to local media, search & rescue op for crashed Aseman Airlines passenger plane hampered by bad weather, preventing helicopters from landing.

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