TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian passenger plane crashed near Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on Sunday morning, killing a number of passengers.
The aircraft, belonging to Sepahan Airlines, was reportedly carrying 48 passengers. It crashed shortly after take-off from the airport at 9:18 am local time.
Initial reports suggest some 40 passengers have been killed in the incident.
Saberinia, head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), told the Tasnim News Agency that at least 7 passengers have been injured in the incident,
“3 injured, a woman and two men, have been transferred to the medical centers by air emergency service,” he said.
No information are available on the cause of the crash.
The An-140, a Russian-made Antonov, which reports say was flied by a Ukrainian pilot, was destined for the city of Tabas, east of Iran.
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