An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from Mehrabad Airport in the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state-run media outlets reported.

State television said 40 passengers and eight crew members were killed. 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.

The cause of the crash remains unknown but initial reports by state-run media suggest it could be due to a technical failure.

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

GRAND GATHERING FOR A FREE IRAN

Onward With Iranian Resistance: Regime Change Is Within Reach

Iran news in brief

NCRI Foreign Affairs Chair: Regime Is Much Weaker, More Divided After the Sham Election

Violent attack of regime’s police forces on protesting gold miners in the North West of Iran

Iran-Tabriz: Activity of MEK network in the run up to sham presidential elections May 2017

Rouhani's 2nd Term Will Be Riddled With More Crisis & Intensified Factional Feuding for the Regime

1988 massacre in Iran

Iran: Tehran's Iconic High-Rise (Plasco Building) Collapsed Due to Fire

Iran: Protest In Mashhad against Credit Institutions, 6 June 2017

Iran: Thousands Protest In Tehran against Credit Institutions, 6 June 2017

The untold story of the 1988 Massacre in Iran

NCRi on Twitter

Donate
donation

Assist us in our campaign for
freedom, democracy and human rights

Read more...

Amount :

Iran: Police raids a party in Isfahan

 

IRAN: Building collapses after heavy rain - July 2015

Iran human rights violations - Online conference with UK EU MPs