66 killed in Iran plane crash

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The flight was going from Semirom to Yasuj in Iran.

The Hush Post: A commercial aircraft plane with 66 people on board crashed in southern Iran as per a report of a news agency.  The report says, the plane crashed near the town of Semirom, about 620 kilometres, south of Tehran. The plane was flying from Tehran to the southern Iranian city of Yasuj. Apart from the passengers, there were six crew members on board, according to Aladin Borujerdi, head of the Iran Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

Due to recent sanctions Iran is faced with internationally, Iran’s commercial passenger aircraft fleet has suffered wear and tear. The air accidents are occurring more often than before.  After the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iran did sign deals with Boeing and Airbus to buy passenger plane. But all of that is in the process. Meanwhile, the chopper services have been pressed to carry out evacuation of any kind in the area. However, till now the debris of the plane has been located but recovery or rescue work hasn’t started yet.

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