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NCRI - The plane type 'Iran-140', one of which crashed on Sunday while taking off from Mehrabad killing some at least 38 passengers has a history of crash including on the first test flight of its kind.

A member of the Iranian regime's parliament commenting on Sunday's crash said: 'The first such plane had crashed in its test flight in Isfahan', state-run news agency ISNA reported.

Mehrdad Jauj Lahuti said: "Members of the Civil Commission (committee that deals with infrastructure) who had visited the stages of the production of the plane had expressed their concern."

He added: "The plane should have not been allowed to fly."

"I feel sorry for the Aviation Organization because such incident was predictable."

The aircraft, an Iran-140, a 52-seat passenger plane produced in Iran with Ukrainian technology is typically used for short domestic flights.

The plane, operated by Sepahan Air, was heading to Tabas, a town in eastern Iran. It took off at 9:20 a.m. local time (0450 GMT) and crashed shortly afterward.

Initial reports said all passengers on board the plane had been killed, but state media later reported that some passengers had been injured and transferred to hospital.

Passengers included at least five children, the regime's aviation authority said.

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